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Development Unplugged

Development Unplugged

A platform for cutting-edge thinking and debate about global issues and international cooperation. Whether you’re a social sciences major, a journalist in pursuit of answers, a program officer brainstorming on that next project, or the CEO of a non-profit, this is your source for all things international cooperation.

Hosted by Nicolas Moyer - President/CEO of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation
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ODA and Canadian Public Opinion
In this episode, host Nic Moyer is joined by David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, a public opinion polling firm. They discuss Canadian public opinion about international development and explore how to refine arguments to gain public support for ODA. They also review results from a public opinion survey done by Abacus Data that CCIC commissioned for International Development Week 2020. Don't miss the end of the episode, where Moyer and Coletto discuss COVID-19 and its implications on engaging communities today and in a post-COVID world.
April 8, 2020
Beijing +25
In this episode, Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, leads a discussion focusing on the 25-year anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995. Joining Nicolas to discuss what we can expect to see taking place in preparation for Beijing +25 and explain what the major priorities and issues are Vicky Smallman, the national director of Women’s and Human Rights for the Canadian Labour Congress and Katherine Scott, senior researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
March 9, 2020
Climate Financing in International Development
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the world. In order to tackle this, the world, and Canada, is increasing its financial commitments to climate mitigation and adaptation. In this episode, Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, talks with Brian Tomlinson, the executive director of AidWatch Canada and author of the 2019 Climate Finance Report developed for the Canadian Coalition on Climate Change and Development (C4D). Since 2017, Brian Tomlinson has reported on the status of Canada’s climate financing initiatives. We wanted to learn more about what the issues are, what Canada is doing to address them and what more needs to be done.
March 2, 2020
Digital Campaigns and International Development
In this fourth episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, our guest host, Jason Clark, a senior consultant with Crestview Strategy, leads a discussion on using digital campaigns within the development sector and how new tools and technologies can be effectively used to drive winning outcomes. Jason is joined by Julia Anderson, the Chief Operations Officer with CanWaCH; Prateek Awasthi, the Director of Policy and Advocacy with Engineers Without Borders; and Jennifer Li, a Campaign Strategist with Crestview Strategy.
February 24, 2020
Shared Reality of Climate Change in International Development
In this third episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, we’re talking about the new shared reality climate change is bringing with respect to international development. Joining Nicolas Moyer, president and CEO of CCIC, to explore current trends and shifting global landscapes, address Canada’s internal tensions, and introduce some ideas for a path forward to deal with climate change are Catherine Abreu, the executive director of the Climate Action Network, and Stephen Cornish, the president and CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation.
February 18, 2020
Aid, trade, diplomacy and security
In this second episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, we discuss the intersectionality of Canadian aid, trade, diplomacy and security. Our guests are: Rachel Vincent, the co-executive director of the Nobel Women’s Initiative; Rudyard Griffiths, the chair of Munk Debates and an acclaimed author; Brian Kingston, vice-president of policy, international and fiscal at the Business Council of Canada; and Nilima Gulrajani, a visiting fellow at the Canadian International Council and senior research fellow with the Overseas Development Institute.
February 10, 2020
Innovation in the international development sector
In this episode, special guest host Janice Hamilton from the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation leads a discussion on innovation within the context of the Canadian global development and humanitarian sectors. With her are the two recipients of this year’s Impact and Innovation Awards in honour of Lewis Perinbam, Jim Cornelius, executive director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Stuart Taylor of iDE Canada, as well as Vinod Rajasekaran, publisher and CEO of Future of Good.
February 7, 2020
International Development in Current Political Context
In this first episode in a series of four podcasts related to the Summit on Canada’s Global Leadership, produced with the support of Crestview Strategy, Our guest host, Jason Clark, a Senior Consultant with Crestview Strategy, discusses this topic with Stuart Hickox, the Canada director for ONE Campaign and Sarah Kennell, the director of government relations with Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights.
February 3, 2020
Entrevue avec Susanna Moorehead, Présidente du Comité d'aide au développement de l'OCDE
Dans cet épisode des Ondes de la coopération, nous parlons avec Susanna Morehead, présidente du Comité d’Aide au Développement de l’OCDE. Elle était en visite à Ottawa en juillet, où elle a complété une série de rencontre avec des partenaires clefs du gouvernement, du secteur privé et de la société civile. Elle a accepté de passer quelques moments avec nous pour discuter de la place de la société civile au Canada et de la place du Canada dans le monde.
August 15, 2019
Interview with Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
In this episode of Development Unplugged, we’re talking to Susanna Moorehead, Chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC). She was on a visit to Ottawa in July, where she has been meeting with key partners in government, civil society and with the private sector. She has agreed to spend some time with us to discuss civil society's space in Canada, and Canada's place in the world.
August 15, 2019
Innovative Development Finance: Gender-Lens Investing
 In this episode of our series on Innovative Development Finance we will talk about gender-lens investing. Our guests are: Ryan Clark (Global Issues and Development Branch, Global Affairs Canada), Joy Anderson (Criterion Institute) and Jessica Villanueva (MEDA) 
August 7, 2019
Financement novateur en développement: l'expérience des membres du CCCI
 Qu’est-ce qu’un financement « novateur » ? Pour tenter de répondre à cette question, le CCCI a organisé un événement de deux jours sur le financement du développement novateur en juin 2019, à Ottawa, au cours duquel nous avons enregistré une série d’entrevues sur le sujet. Écoutez Nicolas Moyer, PDG du CCCI, discuté avec nos invités Marisol Quirion (Développement International Desjardins) et Alain Plouffe (SOCODEVI) de leurs expériences en matière de de financement novateur pour le développement.
August 1, 2019
Innovative Development Finance: Performance Based Financing
 In this episode of our series on innovative development finance, we are exploring performance-based financing. Our guests share different models of applications and considerations when using performance-based financing. Our guests are Emily Measures (Nutrition international) and David O’Leary (World Vision Canada).
August 1, 2019
Innovative Development Finance: Leveraging the private sector
In this second episode of our series on innovative development finance we will talk about some ways that non-profit organizations and the private sector can partner through innovative finance. We will also discuss the principles for effective private sector engagement in development cooperation. Our guests are: Christian Novak (FMA – Frontier Market Advisors) and Janet Longmore (Digital Opportunity Trust).
July 25, 2019
Innovative Development Finance: Introducing a new podcast series
What is “innovative” financing really? To try to answer this question, CCIC held a two-day event on Innovative Development Finance in June 2019, in Ottawa. During this event, we recorded interviews with key speakers on this topic and we are presenting them in a new series of podcasts. Listen to Nicolas Moyer, President and CEO of CCIC, and Shannon Kindornay, Director of Research, Policy and Practice, as they discuss about the importance of innovative financing and give us a glimpse of the new podcast series on this topic. The next episode in this series will be available here. 
July 22, 2019