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Adrian Walraven to speak during International Development Week

Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 to 8pm

January 27, 2009

CIDA representative and international development expert Adrian Walraven comes to Camosun College Wednesday, February 4 to present perspectives on the reconstruction of Afghanistan. The visit culminates Camosun’s activities supporting International Development Week (IDW), an annual CIDA initiative. This year’s IDW theme is Development for Results.

“We are very excited that Mr. Walraven accepted our invitation to participate in International Development Week at Camosun College,” says Camosun International’s Dr. Jim Paulson. “This provides a rare chance for local citizens to gain first-hand insights into Canada’s roles and activities in Afghanistan.”

Working for CIDA as manager of the Kandahar Operations Unit, Walraven’s duties focus on Canadian and Afghan priorities, including security, humanitarian aid, democratic process and Afghan-led political reconciliation efforts for a sustainable peace. He served a 12-month term as a CIDA representative with the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in 2006/07 and returns to Afghanistan regularly to assist in the coordination and delivery of CIDA programs.

Walraven holds a BA in International Studies (UNBC) and an MA in International Development Studies (U of Guelph). His extensive experience includes the United Nations Development Programs in Ukraine, Belarus, Krygyzstan and Uzbekistan. He also served as an elections observer in Ukraine (2004) and Haiti (2006).

Media and public are invited to attend

  • Event Adrian Walraven speaks on Afghan Reconstruction
  • Date Wednesday, February 4
  • Time 6:30 to 8pm
  • Location Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus, Young Bldg room 216 map
  • Admission Free

CIDA’s 19th annual International Development week takes place Feb. 1–7, 2009. IDW aims to publicize progress achieved and lessons learned in international development.

Camosun College is a global activist with development projects around the world, many of them funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. See current projects


Dr. Jim Paulson
International Programs & Projects – International Development
Camosun College International

Last updated: October 6, 2015 2:04 pm

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