GLOBAL SOLUTIONS IN A

FRAGMENTED WORLD

#WUSCCECIFORUM

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Deepening inequalities, forced displacement, climate change, and extremism are global challenges. They demand global solutions. Yet intensifying nationalism, xenophobia, and distrust of international cooperation are threatening our ability to collaborate across borders.

  • How can we ensure we meet the scale of these complex challenges?
  • How can we better balance local aspirations with universal goals?
  • What role must Canada and Canadians play?

At the International Forum, students, academics, and professionals will join representatives of governments, civil society, and social movements to learn about and discuss these current shifts in international cooperation. Together, we will explore their implications for inclusive global development.

Join us in Ottawa this January for two days of panels, workshops, discussion, and exchange. Our goal is to spur debate and search for innovations that transcend borders and boundaries.

Program

Friday January 19

Registration and Networking Breakfast

07:00 - 08:45

Prince Edward Island

Opening Remarks

08:45 – 09:15

Chris Eaton and Claudia Black

Confederation Ballroom

Plenary

09:15 – 10:30

What does Feminism mean for Global Development?

Confederation Ballroom

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:00

Connections Zone

Provinces I+II

Breakout Sessions

11:00 - 12:30

Session 1
Experiential Learning: Canadian Students’ Reflections on Global Solutions in Local Contexts

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2
Global Threats to Doing No Harm: Adhering to International Standards in a Changing World

Governor General I+II+III

Session 3
Leaving No One Behind: Obstacles and Opportunities in Fragile Contexts

Quebec

Session 4
Storytelling for Social Change: Increasing Public Engagement through Narratives on Development

Nova Scotia

Lunch

12:30 – 13:30

Confederation Ballroom

Breakout Sessions

13:30 – 14:45

Session 1
Empowerment through Education: From refugee camps to Canadian campuses

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2
Innovating to meet rapidly changing crisis needs

Governor General I+II+III

Session 3
Confronting policy realities: How can Canada's feminist international assistance framework have the greatest impact in the poorest countries?

Quebec

Session 4
Using Data and Evidence for Responsive Development

Nova Scotia

Networking Break

14:45 – 15:15

Connections Zone

Provinces I+II

Breakout Sessions

15:15 – 16:45

Session 1
Putting Gender Equality at the Heart of the Fight Against Climate Change

Confederation Ballroom

Session 2
Making Sense of Pluralism

Governor General I+II+III

Session 3
The Economic Empowerment Ecosystem: Youth, Women, Volunteers, Community

Quebec

Session 4
Investing in Education: Inclusion, Impact, and Innovative Financing

Nova Scotia

Closing Remarks

16:45 – 17:30

Confederation Ballroom

Evening Celebration

18:30 – 22:00

Governor General I+II+III

Saturday coming soon