UPEI’s International Development Week—February 4–8

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Posted on Friday, 1 February 2013

UPEI will be celebrating its 12th annual International Development Week (IDW), February 4-8, with all events open to the public. The 2013 theme is “The Role of Youth in Global Collaboration for Sustainable Peace and Development.” IDW is a national event held each year to increase awareness of Canada’s role in international development. The events also serve to educate the general public on life in developing countries. 

Some of this year’s IDW events include a community luncheon, global trivia, international coffeehouse,  the first public film screening of CHASING ICE in Atlantic Canada, and special guest presentations by the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, Senator for British Columbia; Dr. Adam Fenech, Director of UPEI’s Climate Research Lab and Dr. Douglas R. Brown, Director of Agriculture and Food Security at World Vision International.

Senator Jaffer’s keynote presentation during the annual luncheon will examine and reflect on IDW 2013’s theme. She will look at the theme from three different angles: health, nutrition, and women in conflict, with an emphasis on knowledge sharing. Dr. Fenech and Dr. Brown will host the film screening and discuss climate change and its international and local impacts. 

The full schedule of events is posted on upei.ca/idw. For more information, contact Erin Clarke at (902) 894-2842 or eeclarke@upei.ca.