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CIRDI Endorses the Stakeholder Statement on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in Mineral Supply Chains

  CIRDI Endorses the Stakeholder Statement on Implementing Gender-Responsive Due Diligence and ensuring the human rights of women in Mineral Supply Chains. Women’s Rights and Mining together with the OECD […]

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CIRDI’s Work Learn Student Spotlight: Citlali Cruz

  CIRDI’s Work Learn Student Spotlight series highlights the diverse profiles and experiences of our amazing students as well as their impactful work that we are proud to share with […]

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CIRDI Congratulates Moura Quayle on her Appointment to Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs

We at CIRDI are thrilled to hear of the appointment of Moura Quayle as UBC’s Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic Affairs, commencing August 1, 2020. Over the years, Moura has […]

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Strategic Partnership Announcement: IMPACT and CIRDI

      CIRDI and IMPACT will collaborate to share expertise towards their shared vision of strengthening natural resource governance APRIL 3, 2020 – UBC’s Canadian International Resources and Development […]

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WEBINAR: Organizational Gender Strategy Development

With the launch of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) in 2017, the Canadian Government and Global Affairs Canada (GAC) signalled their commitment to placing gender equality and the empowerment […]

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Statement Regarding CIRDI Meeting with Shuar Community Members at PDAC

  MARCH  16, 2020 – This clarification statement is a response to a press release issued today regarding CIRDI’s meeting with community members from the Shuar Peoples in Ecuador. On […]

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A Seminar Discussion with Eric Usher of UNEP Finance Initiative on the Role of Sustainable Finance in Addressing Climate Change

“The financial sector believes that climate change can be limited to 2 degrees Celsius.” During an event posing the question “is the financial sector a friend or foe in addressing […]

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Strategic Partnership Announcement: CCAfrica and CIRDI

  The UBC Institute and the Canadian Council on Africa will work together in catalyzing resource governance as a tool to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals February 3, 2020 […]

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Meet us at Mining Indaba 2020!

  Meet the CIRDI SUMM Ethiopia delegation at the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town next week! Join the country case study presentation on opportunities in the Ethiopian mining sector […]

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TransMAPE Project Report Launched

  Since 2016, The Canadian International Resources and Development Insitute was working with the government of Ecuador to support the sustainable development of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector. In […]

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Meet Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane, the new Director of the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

  The University of British Columbia welcomes Dr. Allison M. Macfarlane as the new Director of the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) in the Faculty of Arts. […]

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Addressing Gender Gaps in Artisanal Mining Sector in Ethiopia

  CIRDI’s SUMM project officer, Rahel Getachew, and the project’s expert, Chi Pam, spoke about de jure and de facto gender equality issues in the Ethiopian mining sector in the […]

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UBC Graduate Students Engage in Global Policy Fieldwork with CIRDI’s SUMM Ethiopia Project

  In December 2019, the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) collaborated with the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs’ Global Policy Project (GP²). As a defining element […]

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Delegates from Chile and Peru trained on Environmental Assessment as part of the Canadian Pacific Alliance Scholarship Program

  During November 9-17, 2019, the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) welcomed a group of delegates from government organisations in Chile and Peru for a short course on […]

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The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Launched Ethiopia’s National Online Mining Cadastre System

October 30, 2019 – With our colleagues in the Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, CIRDI is pleased to celebrate the launch of Ethiopia’s first online, publicly accessible mining cadastre […]

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Gender Training and Capacity Building in Bishoftu, Ethiopia

  In collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Ethiopia, Women, Children and Youth Directorate, CIRDI’s Supporting the Ministry of Mines (SUMM) Project held an advanced training on […]

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Student Testimonials: Noah Levy and Bahja Alammari

  Since its inception, CIRDI has employed more than 40 UBC students in research and project work. Our students come from diverse educational, professional and personal backgrounds, thereby enriching CIRDI’s […]

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Interview with Helene Bagirishya, Deputy Director of the CIRDI SUMM Ethiopia project

With 12 years of accumulated international experience in the non-profit, public, entrepreneurial and business consulting sectors, Helene Bagirishya has recently taken on the new role of Deputy Director with CIRDI’s […]

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Social Learning in the Context of Small-scale Gold Mining. Q & A with Dr. Gerald Fallon

The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), strategically located at UBC, recognizes the value of academia-government-industry engagement and its ability to ensure that new knowledge is applicable and available […]

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CIRDI CSR Seminar Series in East Africa: Enabling Environmentally and Socially Responsible Artisanal Mining

March 2019 – Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia In March 2019, The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) was invited by the Trade Commissioners Service of Canada to present in […]

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