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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

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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 Africa’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 Fund’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 Security Program

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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 University’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 partnership.

Carleton University — 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.

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