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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. Dr. […]

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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 latest […]

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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) hosted four UBC’s graduate students from the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs for their Global Policy Project […]

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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 Leading […]

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

November 4, 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 gender […]

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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 work […]

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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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