On Wednesday, December 11, the Halifax Initiative is collaborating with CCIC, Inter Pares and Canadians for Tax Fairness in organizing a one-day learning seminar at IDRC on “Beyond aid: Supporting Southern Countries to Raise their own Resources for Development.” The seminar will bring together Canadian and international resource persons to discuss the changing landscape of global development finance. What are the major trends in international aid relative to other sources of development finance? What is the role of NGOs, and aid, in supporting developing countries to mobilize their own resources? What is our role as development advocates in promoting alternative sources of finance, and in addressing domestic resource mobilization and the problem of illicit financial outflows?
International resource persons include Savior Mwambwa from the Tax Justice Network – Africa; Victoria Harnett, the Campaigns and Communications Advisor, Aid and Development Finance with OXFAM International; and Jenny Ricks, Head of Campaigns with ActionAid UK.
The event will be in English. Registration details will soon be available via the CCIC web site.