International Development Week 2010
February 8, 2010
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) invites Canadians to celebrate the 20th annual International Development Week (IDW) taking place February 7 to 13. IDW presents an opportunity to increase the awareness of Canada’s role in international development. It also allows Canadians and others to learn more about life in developing countries, and find out how to become actively engaged in fostering international development.
CIDA's Millenium Development Goals—learn about Canada’s involvement in international development initiatives in Brief and Millenium Development Goals...
What is International Development?
There is no universal definition for international development, but it is most often used in the context of human development – improving the quality of life of humans. Many factors are included in the equation of quality of life, such as health care, education, gender equality, economics, infrastructure, human rights, the environment, etc.
At Camosun College, international development usually takes the form of single projects that aim to address problems with sustainable solutions that have lasting, transformative effects. Such projects involve the creation of capacity that will allow local communities to self-manage and implement lasting solutions without further international involvement or support.
Camosun College in Africa
Camosun College is, and has been, active in various international development activities in Africa, ranging from on-campus awareness campaigns and fundraising, to CIDA-funded multi-year development projects. Click on the links below to learn about Camosun College’s involvement in Africa.
Camosun is taking its first steps in facilitiating a two-year, $300,000 Education for Employment CIDA-funded program in partnership with the Instituto Industriel e Comercial 7 de Septembro de Xai-Xai and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC). Read more...
Sipho Mamba turned his own homestead into the Ensigizini Orphan School for 90 of the more than 400 AIDS orphans in his community. Camosun College began its relationship with the school in 2005 through the activities of the college's African Awareness Committee, funded by local charities. Read more...
Jim Paulson of Camosun College International (CCI) and Olaf Nielsen and Ian Warrender of the School of Trades & Technologies (T&T) are currently on location in Tanzania working on the early stages of an Education for Employment CIDA-funded program. Read more...
African Awareness Committee – IDW 2010 Community Events
Get involved in the following events co-sponsored by the Camosun College African Awareness Committee and the Victoria International Development Education Association (VIDEA):
- Wednesday, February 10 at 6:30pm, Fernwood Community Centre (1240 Gladstone Ave)
- $10 per person
Words at Work
- Friday, February 12 at 7pm, Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood Rd)
- Free Admission
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