Celebrating partnerships for International Development Week 2018

January 31, 2018

IDRC/Tommy Trenchard

International Development Week, observed February 4-10 this year, is an opportunity to focus on Canada’s contributions to global development.

IDRC is highlighting this year’s theme, “Partners for a better world”, by sharing the many ways partnerships unlock innovations, resources, and expertise to improve the lives of millions in the developing world.

Partnerships play a crucial role in achieving positive global change. Goal 17 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals calls for revitalized global partnerships to achieve sustainable development. Here in Canada, the Feminist International Assistance Policy promotes new partnerships to leverage additional resources for sustainable development.

IDRC believes in the power of partnerships to generate new ideas; scale up innovative solutions; provide funds to empower local and independent research institutions; fill knowledge gaps in neglected research areas; and leverage expertise, infrastructure, and data from the private sector. Most importantly, partnerships bring about positive change for those who need it most.  

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn from February 4-10 to learn more about how we’re putting partnerships to work, and how, along with our funding partners, we’re contributing to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

In Ottawa? Don’t miss a Gender, Peace, and Security panel on February 10, featuring IDRC’s Alejandra Vargas Garcia, senior program officer in the Governance and Justice program. This event is part of the 2018 International Development Week conference at the University of Ottawa.

Learn more about IDRC’s partners and initiatives                

Global Affairs Canada lists International Development Week activities across the country — find one near you