The Rwanda Initiative has been undertaken with
the financial support of the Government of Canada provided
by the Canadian International Development Agency.
Canadian International Development Agency
Canadian Partnership Branch
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Within the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA), Canadian Partnership Branch (CPB) is responsible
for international cooperation programs with colleges, universities,
companies, non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, unions,
professional associations and other institutions.
Canadian Partnership Branch's programs are carried
out in partnership with those organizations. The Branch's
main objective is to help the Agency carry out its mandate
of supporting sustainable development and reducing poverty
in some of the poorest developing countries in the world.
Partner organizations design and carry out projects
that aim at improving quality of life and building the capacities
of local private sector and civil society. In turn, the resultant
partnerships promote knowledge development and creativity
in the voluntary and private sectors, both in Canada and in
the developing country.
Canadian Partnership Branch, working with almost
850 partners, currently participates in 1,300 international
cooperation programs and projects by offering strategic advice,
sharing knowledge, and providing financial support.
Canada Fund for Africa
About the Canada Fund for Africa
Through the $500-million Canada Fund for Africa,
Canada has taken a leadership role in responding to the first
made-in-Africa vision for development, the New Partnership
for Africaâ€™s Development (NEPAD), and the corresponding
priorities of the G8 Africa Action Plan. Canada was the first
G8 country to establish a fund specifically designed for these
purposes. The Canada Fund for Africa initiatives are large-scale
programs which are regional in scope, complementing ongoing
CIDA programming in Africa.
In the NEPAD, African leaders invite the world
to help them address such critical areas as peace and security,
good governance, economic growth, the fight against HIV and
AIDS, agriculture, water, the environment, and youth. The
Canada Fund for Africa is fully allocated to specific initiatives
supporting these priorities, virtually all of which are up
and running. Only the Fundâ€™s outreach initiative, the
NEPAD Outreach Fund, continues to accept and fund proposals
aimed at involving Africans in the implementation of NEPAD.
Foreign Affairs Canada - Human
About the Human Security Program
The Human Security Program of Foreign Affairs
Canada, which funded the first phase of the Rwanda Initiataive,
is one of Canada's proactive mechanisms for addressing human
insecurity. The Program funds initiatives that strengthen
the ability of Canada and the global community to respond
to threats to human security and support peaceful governance.
International Development Research Centre
The IDRC is a public corporation created by
the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries
use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions
to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face.
The IDRC was one of the key supporters of Carleton Universityâ€™s
March 13, 2004 symposium on The Media and the Rwanda Genocide.
IDRC supported the symposium through its Peacebuilding and
Reconstruction Program Initiative, which promotes research,
policy development, and capacity building in the South to
support and explore the many complex links between peace,
conflict, violence, and development. IDRC also lent its support
to the design and implementation of the journalism teaching
— Carleton International
Since its creation in 1976, Carleton
International has provided a focus for university initiatives
leading to a wide range of international partnerships and
joint ventures. This Office is the principal point of contact
between the University and the international community. Internationalization
is an integral part of Carleton University's mission, and
an important part of the University's institutional fabric
and fundamental character. Internationalism has many champions
at Carleton- faculty members, researchers, administrators,
and students- who exemplify a commitment to the universal
ideals of collaboration and co-operation. In a very real sense,
for these individuals and those outside the University who
share their vision, Carleton International is a meeting place
where ideas are exchanged and put into action.
About Carleton International
Carleton University Department
of University Communications
Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs and Management
Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication
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