2003 Conference Videos

David Brooks

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Length: 32:00
Director of Research, Friends of The Earth
Thursday Keynote
Dr. David B. Brooks' main interests lie in the linkages between environmental protection, on the one hand, and the use of minerals, energy and water, on the other, as well as with options for moving toward sustainable development. Formerly the founding director of the Canadian Office of Energy Conservation, he subsequently worked for six years with two Canadian NGOs, Read more »

Kelly Thambimuthu

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Length: 37:55
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
Thursday Keynote
Kelly Thambimuthu is the TD Canada Trust Walter Bean Visiting Professor in the Environment at the University of Waterloo. In his normal employment he is a Senior Scientist with the CANMET Energy Technology Centre, Natural Resources Canada. At CANMET, Kelly is responsible for R&D on advanced fossil energy utilisation cycles and is an adviser on greenhouse gas management and CO2 abatement...   Read more »

John Watson

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Length: 14:09
President and CEO, Care Canada
Thursday Keynote
Dr. Watson holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Political Economy (1981), an M.A. in Political Science (1973), and a B.A. in English Literature (1969), all from the University of Toronto. His thesis was a study of the genesis and meaning of Innis' work on the inter-relationship of communications technology and the history of empires. He has been a driving force behind the modernization and...   Read more »

Robert Derouin

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Length: 30:02
Director-General, NGO Division of Canadian Partnerships Branch, CIDA
Thursday Keynote
Mr Derouin oversees NGO responsive programming and promotes partner relations with the the Canadian NGO community. From October 2001 to October 2002, Mr Derouin served as the Director General of Policy, Strategic Planning and Operations for , responsible for policy development, strategic planning...   Read more »

Robert Derouin

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Length: 26:16
Director-General, NGO Division of Canadian Partnerships Branch, CIDA
Careers in Development Presentation
Mr Derouin oversees NGO responsive programming and promotes partner relations with the the Canadian NGO community. From October 2001 to October 2002, Mr Derouin served as the Director General of Policy, Strategic Planning and Operations for , responsible for policy development, strategic planning...   Read more »

Stuart Salter

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Length: 25:36
Director-General, Science and Technology, Policy Branch, CIDA
Careers in Development Presentation
Mr. Salter has broad public and private sector experience in the areas of international development assistance, the application of science and technology to development, and telecommunications. Currently, Mr. Salter is the Acting Director General of Science and Technology in the Policy Branch of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Prior to this, Mr. Salter held the position...   Read more »

Rt. Hon. Flora MacDonald

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Length: 1:08:09
Former Secretary of State for External Affairs
Careers in Development Presentation
Hon. Flora MacDonald has shown a deeply-held, lifelong commitment to the interests of women and girls, in the many posts she has held in public life, and through her many, and continuing voluntary activities. She was Chairperson of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), l992-1997. Her many honours include honourary degrees from a...   Read more »

Claire Dansereau

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Length: 27:52
Executive Director of CUSO
Careers in Development Presentation

Naresh Singh

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Length: 46:49
Director-General, Governance and Social Directorate, Policy Branch, CIDA
Saturday Opening Keynote
Dr. Naresh Singh is currently the Director General of Governance and Social Development Directorate at CIDA's Policy Branch. He was Principal Adviser, Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods, in the Bureau for Development Policy, UNDP, New York (1996-2001), and Director of the Poverty and Empowerment Program (1993-1996) at the International Institute for Sustainable Development in Winnipeg,...   Read more »

David Hughes

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Length: 36:18
CEO, Habitat for Humanity
Saturday Closing Keynote
David Hughes specializes in the management and transformation of non-profit organizations and is known for his bottom-line results-oriented approach to improving the performance, accountability and sustainability of such organizations.

His experiences span over 50 countries and many disciplines. He has had first-hand exposure to the effects of famine, poverty, discrimination,...   Read more »

James Orbinski

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Length: 52:32
Past President, MSF
Gala Banquet Keynote
Dr. James Orbinski is former International Council President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders and co-founder of Doctors Without Borders Canada (DWBC), formed in 1991. On behalf of MSF, Dr. Orbinski accepted the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize for its work in providing...   Read more »