Inclusive Development – 2016/2017 Annual Report

Last year was very exciting for WUSC. We celebrated the start of new projects and the renewal and growth of others. From opening offices in two new countries to having the highest number of Local Committee members to date, there was much to celebrate. All of these achievements and successes are presented in our most…

Unleashing the Potential of the Caribbean Agri-Sector through a Market Systems Approach

By Doug Graham, PROPEL Project Director “Disruptive Innovation. Trigger innovation and market stimulus from the sidelines. Avoid being in the middle of a transaction.” Key words of wisdom for the implementation of a market systems approach (MSA). Over the last few years, I have heard increasing buzz about the application of MSA in development. As…

Looking Back: David Turpin reflects on the past year at WUSC and his time as Chair of the Board

Earlier this January, WUSC held its 71st Annual Assembly as part of the WUSC and CECI International Forum. While there was much to celebrate, it also marked a moment of goodbye for Dr. David Turpin, the outgoing Chair of the WUSC Board of Directors. President of the University of Alberta, Dr. Turpin’s perspective and voice…

Seminar on Best Practices for Better Governance

The ARI (Andean Regional Initiative) Project concluded its activities by holding the “Seminar on Best Practices for Better Governance” on December 12 and 13, 2017 at the Hotel Los Delfines in Lima, Peru. Seminar participants included representatives from civil society, NGOs, International Cooperation, the Embassy of Canada, and local, municipal and regional government. In addition,…

Press Release: 2017 Lewis Perinbam Award for International Development Winner: Robert Muggah

We are pleased to announce that the recipient honoured with the 2017 Lewis Perinbam Award is Dr. Robert Muggah. Robert is a Canadian political scientist whose work over the past two decades has impacted millions of people; reducing armed violence in some of the world’s most challenging conflict settings through policy, practice, and academia. As…

Uniterra Symposia Series and International Development Week 2018

This year, International Development Week (February 4th to 10th) encourages all Canadians to be Partners for a Better World, and WUSC Local Committee members across Canada are pleased to contribute to making this #OneWorld a better place by raising awareness and sparking change on campus and in their community! Each year, many Local Committees participate…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Human Dignity

Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy made the bold decision to put women and girls at the centre of development. WUSC strongly supports this focus, particularly as it pertains to increasing education, economic opportunities, and empowerment outcomes for young women. One key action area of Canada’s policy is the promotion of Human Dignity, which…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Civil Society Partnerships

WUSC is pleased to see the further elaboration of Global Affairs Canada’s 2015 Civil Society Partnership Policy. The statement makes a clear and compelling link to Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy, most significantly through framing how Canada will deliver on its commitment to a feminist approach to development. In reaffirming and extending Global Affairs…

WUSC’s Recommendations on Canada’s Efforts toward Growth that Works for Everyone

WUSC is committed to supporting the implementation of Global Affairs Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy. We are particularly optimistic about its ability to be leveraged to influence global support for the critical role women play role in inclusive growth. Inclusive growth means growth that works for everyone. There is a strong development case for the…
Leah Katerberg

One Nation, Many Colours

A collection of Art & Stories by Sri Lanka’s Youth Growing up in Sri Lanka, years of conflict has resulted in few opportunities for youth to interact with people from different regions or of different religions. Working across the country, we see the barriers these gaps in cross-cultural understanding have created. That is why peace…

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