Debate and dialogue on the role of Canadian development NGOs

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Octopus Books@UnderOneRoof
251 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON
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What: Dialogue and Debate on the Role of Canadian Development NGOs
When: Wednesday, Nov 21, 7:00 PM
Where: 251 Bank Street, 2nd Floor (Octopus Books@UnderOneRoof)

Few institutions embody the image of Canada's international benevolence like non-governmental organizations devoted to development abroad. But do the actions of Canadian NGOs match this perception?

On November 21, Nikolas Barry-Shaw, co-author of "Paved with Good Intentions: Canada's development NGOs from idealism to imperialism" will participate on a panel with University of Ottawa Professor Nipa Banerjee, who has served as a practitioner and policy analyst in international development and foreign aid for over 30 years, including heading Canada's aid program in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and in Afghanistan

They will consider the question "Is there a future for Canadian development NGOs? Should there be?"

Rita Morbia, Executive Director of Inter Pares, will moderate.

Join us to listen, reflect, and discuss the role of Canadian development NGOs.

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