CIRDI’s peer-to-peer learning initiative continued in the Kyrgyz Republic

When people with similar hopes and challenges come together, there’s a good chance they’ll learn from each other. Whether it’s person-to person or country-to-country, sharing knowledge and experience can help […]


CIRDI Newsletter September 2016

Here are updates on recent developments and project activity at the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI). Watch for more news and information as our projects advance and we […]


Shrimp, bananas, gold – Ecuador’s top ASGM academic expert leads CIRDI project

“Shrimp and bananas from Ecuador are really special,” said Colón Velásquez, Ecuador’s leading academic expert on artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) and project lead for CIRDI’s, Transformation of ASM […]


Squamish Chief shares Indigenous perspective at natural resource governance workshop in Peru

“We are all in the same canoe – we need to collaborate with and trust each other.” That is the message that Chief Ian Campbell, cultural ambassador for the Squamish […]


CIRDI facilitates international resource governance workshop in Mongolia

In May 2016, 50 international delegates gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to discuss the state’s role in large resource projects. Facilitated by CIRDI and Mongolia’s International Cooperation Fund (ICF), the workshop […]


CIRDI welcomes new director of SUMM project in Ethiopia

Cassie Doyle, CEO of the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Canadian lawyer and international development expert, Isabeau Vilandre as director for […]


The engineer: a source of sustainable solutions

New free on-line course from École Polytechnique de Montréal CIRDI board member, Dr. Louise Millette was a driving force behind the development of an ambitious free on-line course beginning September […]


CIRDI board member appointed to Canadian Environmental Assessment Review Panel

CIRDI board member, Doug Horswill has been appointed by the Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to a four-member expert panel that will review federal environmental assessment […]


Read the CIRDI Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2021

CIRDI Strategic Plan In the spring of 2016 the CIRDI team began a strategic planning process to lay the foundation for the future growth of the Institute. We sought input […]


Canada wants your input on International Assistance Policy

On May 18, 2016, Global Affairs Canada launched a review and public consultations process focused on renewing Canada’s international assistance policy, programming and funding framework. The primary objective of the […]

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