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 […]


CIRDI welcomes Dr. Rob Stevens as director of partnerships and learning

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Stevens to the new position of director, partnerships and learning. In this role, Dr. […]


CIRDI advisory council welcomes new member Cynthia Callison

The CIRDI advisory council, which reports to the CIRDI board, held its third meeting in Vancouver on May 5 with eight members present. The council welcomed new member, Cynthia Callison, […]


CIRDI featured in BC Business Magazine “How to Build a Greener World”

BC Business reporter Frances Bula captures the opportunities and challenges for CIRDI in the feature article, Digging out of a hole, in the May 2016 issue. Here’s an excerpt: “A […]


Engineers Without Borders Canada to examine impacts of mining local procurement laws in South Africa and Namibia

Research partnership with CIRDI seeks to better understand role of industry and government policies in both South Africa and Namibia TORONTO/VANCOUVER – Mining Shared Value (MSV), a venture of Engineers […]


CIRDI board members recognized as top administrators

Two CIRDI board members are among the 10 most influential female administrators at public universities, colleges, and institutes in Metro Vancouver, Canada as reported by The Georgia Straight. CIRDI board […]


CIRDI Newsletter January 2016

Happy New Year! 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 […]


Kenya Mineral Audit Delivered

Kenya’s Ministry of Mining is actively building capacity, regulations and frameworks to manage its emerging mineral-extraction sector more effectively and sustainably. The Ministry of Mining requested assistance to create a […]


Inter-American Development Bank funds ASM training in Guyana – Project update

Within the last decade, Guyana has made two bold, progressive moves toward sustainable development – introducing a Low Carbon Development Strategy (2009) and signing the Minamata Convention on Mercury (2013) […]


Rise in conflict between mining companies & communities

Recent research reveals a sustained increase in the number of reported incidents of conflict between mining companies and communities between 2002 and 2012. These results are surprising in an era […]

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