Blended Finance and the Sustainable Development Goals

WEBINAR: Friday, March 12, 10h00-11h20 Via Zoom. The Canadian government has embraced ‘blended finance’ as a way to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Blended finance entails the strategic use of development finance to mobilize additional sources of finance. Participants in this panel discussion will focus on answering two questions : What problems is this approach to development financing trying to solve? What are the risks and opportunities involved with ‘blended finance’?

Sarah Bowles

The Global Ascendency of China

A discussion with the author, Gar Pardy on his book, China in a Changing World.

Sarah Bowles

Panel 5: Conclusions and Recommendations

We are delighted to announce the details of our grand finale webinar in the Group of 78 six-session series of Webinars on the Future of UN Peacekeeping in the Transition to a More Peaceful World: Why UN peace operations are critical and need to be expanded. The focus, as promised, will be on key recommendations for action by governments – especially our own, by parliamentarians and by civil society. We promise a lively, thought provoking, action-oriented discussion and question time!

Sarah Bowles

Video: Pandemic Relief, Recovery, and Reshaping the World Economy

The video of our webinar has been posted to our YouTube channel. Seminar Theme Our webinar will address the interrelated issues of short-term pandemic relief, medium-term  recovery and, in the long term, reshaping the world economy. There are choices at every stage, with implications for distributional equity among and within countries. There can be no return to the… Read More »

Pandemic Relief, Recovery, and Reshaping the World Economy

Our webinar will address the interrelated issues of short-term pandemic relief, medium-term recovery and, in the long term, reshaping the world economy. There are choices at every stage, with implications for distributional equity among and within countries. There can be no return to the “old normal”–the world has changed, and the climate crisis has intensified. Are there fundamental opportunities to reshape policy at the national level? And can the international rules of the game, affecting trade, investment and finance, be reshaped to build a more equitable and sustainable world?

Sarah Bowles

Webinar Video and links from, Israel and Palestine: Future Directions in the Middle East

January 13th, 2021 1200 Ottawa / 1700 UK / 1800 Geneva / 1900 Ramallah Speakers Dr Alaa Tartir, Inès Abdel Razek, Dr Shir Hever and Dr Jeremy Wildeman Moderator Dr Ruby Dagher Links from Webinar Dr Alaa Tartir https://alaatartir.com/ Dr Shir Hever www.shirhever.com Dr Wildeman’s URL – https://twitter.com/jeremywildeman From Inès Abdel Razek  to Everyone:  12:27 PM If you… Read More »

Israel and Palestine: Future Directions in the Middle East

Our panel of regional specialists will provide this analysis through an update on the politics of the Middle East (Dr Alaa Tartir), political trends and life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (Inès Abdel Razek), political currents in Israel (Dr Shir Hever), and Canada’s relationship with the Palestinians and Middle East Peace Process (Dr Jeremy Wildeman).

Sarah Bowles

2021 Policy Conference Outline

    Adaptation       Building Resilience in the Global Climate Emergency  Outline Pdf It is abundantly clear that the climate is changing with profound impacts on our environment, economy, society and our security. The main cause is human activity, primarily as a result of two centuries of greenhouse gas emissions from the production and consumption of fossil fuels. It… Read More »

Video of Book Launch – Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era

The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. discusses his newly released book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era. This event was hosted by Group of 78, in collaboration with PeaceQuest Speakers: Welcoming remarks by Roy Culpeper, Chair, Group of 78 Moderation by Steve Staples, Chairperson, PeaceQuest Leadership and Education Initiative Presentation by Senator Douglas Roche (ret.), Canada’s former UN… Read More »

Book Launch – Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era, by Douglas Roche,

The Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C. will discuss his newly released book, Recovery: Peace Prospects in the Biden Era.

“As our world begins to recover, we will need the guidance of learned peacemakers. Recovery brings. Joe Biden and Douglas Roche together, providing critical insights for years to come.” -Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honourable Romeo Dallaire

“Extremely timely, thoughtful, deeply informed analysis of Joe Bidon the man and the president he may be.” -ElizabethMay M.P., former Leader, Green Party of Canada

“Brimming witJ1 political practically and generous humanity.” -Ernie Regehr, former Executive Director; Project Ploughshares

Sarah Bowles