International Development & Global Education Community Networking Round Table & Special Presentation

Tuesday, Jun 18th, 2019 - 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
International DeInternational Development & Global Education Community Networking Round Table and special presentation on Tax Fairness & Gender Equity Pilot Project in Ghana &the Implications for Canadians
As discovered in a community-based research project at Trent University by Victoria Huys, Peterborough and the Kawarthas have approximately 100 groups, organizations, school clubs and individuals carrying out global education and international development related work in the community. With each focusing on a variety of issues and causes, it is only right that we all come together to form a network and strengthen the work that we are doing separately. Many of the work being done also relates to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In combining forces, we can ensure that our individual work has more reach and that we promote one idea effectively to have a greater impact. More work can be done coordinating and planning efficiently amongst ourselves to achieve a set amount of the SDG goals in Peterborough and beyond through our global networks.
The Kawartha World Issues Centre (KWIC) will be hosting a community networking meeting for groups or individuals working or interested in International Development and/or Global Education. This networking meeting follows a roundtable event with MP Monsef earlier this spring, at which time there was expressed interest from participants for KWIC to create opportunities for ongoing networking and convening. At this meeting we will be focusing on local networking and capacity building. We will also have a guest speaker, Dennis Howlett, former Executie Director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, sharing his research and work in Ghana titled, ‘Gender Equity & Tax Fairness Pilot Project in Ghana’.
Who is Invited: Individuals/Organizations who are working, volunteering or interested in international development and/or local global education initiatives. You are receiving this invitation because you indicated you would to participate in networking and capacity-building opportunities; you participated in KWIC’s 2018 Global Citizenship Research Project; you are known to KWIC for your work connected to the themes of the meeting.
Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
Time: 12 pm –1:30 pm
Venue: Hobbs Library, Sadleir House – 751 George Street North
Cost: Free. Donations welcome to support convening expenses.
Refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
11:45 am-12:00 pm: Arrival
12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Introductions: who’s in the room, your mandate & current projects
12:30 pm-1:00 pm: Presentation on Gender Equity & Tax Fairness with Dennis Howlett. Dennis is the former executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness and currently sits on the boards of KWIC, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice.
1:00 pm -1:30 pm: Discussion & Next-steps/meeting
This meeting connects to the UN Sustainable Developments Goals:
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Hobbs Library, Sadleir House – 751 George Street North