As discussed in a previous post on October 30th, CELADA had the opportunity to meet with Hélène Laverdière, the Official Opposition Critic for International Cooperation and the Deputy Critic for Foreign Affairs. In discussing CELADA’s mandate and our mission to build awareness around the issue of land grabs in Africa, she proposed an event for MPs that would do just that.
As such, CELADA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting and event on Parliament Hill on February 25th, 2014. We will have the honour of doing so in partnership with Oxfam Canada and the Group of 78, and have an excellent group of speakers lined up. It is our hope is that the presentations and discussions at this event will build awareness and contribute to the dialogue on Canada’s role in tackling the issue of land grabs in Africa.
In addition to MPs and their staff, we will be inviting civil society and private sector actors who have played or will play an important role in the land grab debate within Canada. In light of this, please contact us if you know of someone who would like to contribute to the discussion as an attendee.