Partnerships and Associations

International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation created to help developing countries utilize science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to social, economic and environmental problems. IRDC support is directed toward creating a local research community that works to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous, self sufficient societies.

The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies (CICS)
The Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies at UFV has provided many international work study and research opportunities for students. The CICS is an invaluable resource for social, cultural and economic research. As well, the CICS is an important hub of information for those who have a particular interest in the relationships between India and Canada. In particular, the CICS works closely with the Centre for Canadian Studies at Panjab University in Chandigarh, India.
The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform (ICCLR)
The ICCLR is a non-profit institute affiliated with the United Nations. Its goal is to contribute to international criminal justice policy development through analysis, research and consultation, and to provide technical assistance to implement international policy and standards. Terry Waterhouse is the UFV official liaison.

International Development Student Club (IDSC)
The IDSC is a student-run organization that aims to raise awareness of, and foster interest in, international development issues. It raises funds for international outreach, provides opportunities for students to attend conferences and events and participate in overseas projects, and creates relationships with the international community. The work is conducted through active collaboration with local and overseas organizations and facilitates interdisciplinary communication between students and faculty at UFV.

African Regional Office of the World Scout Bureau (ARO)
The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, and to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in a collective society

Associations of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
The AUCC represents ninety-four Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree level colleges. It aims to facilitate the development of public policy on higher education and to encourage cooperation among universities and governments, industry, communities, and institutions in other countries. The AUCC Students for Development Program has funded numerous student internships in Kenya and India

The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
The Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of the people of Canada and India by building and strengthening intellectual and cultural linkages through research, dialogue and exchange between the two countries. The Shastri Institute has funded the ‘Children and the City’ project.

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), North-Western Regional Centre – Panjab University, Chandigarh
The ICSSR is an autonomous organization established by the Government of India. Its aims are to promote, review, encourage, assist and coordinate social science research. It has six regional centres in Shillong, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Mumbai, New Delhi and Chandigarh.

BC Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC)
BCCIC is a coalition of British Columbia voluntary international development organizations and provincials branches of such organizations which are committed to achieving sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity, and participation for all.
MMUST is a Kenyan university that devotes its energy on research and teaching with a view to encouraging practical approaches to the solution of problems affecting local and international communities through engagement in dynamic knowledge creation and application. 
The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development is an autonomous research institute created to promote research, publication, development, training and similar creative activities in the northwest region. It is among the 27 research institutes in the country supported by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi. CRRID has supervised many UFV student research internships and partnered with faculty on rural governance research.
Radford University College aims to provide unique structures and programmes that facilitate creation of entrepreneurs, high quality artisans and qualified applied science graduate capable of meeting the needs of Ghana and the world.
Contact Information:

Global Development Institute

33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC
Canada V2S 7M8

Edward Akuffo
Director, GDI

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