International Development Week

Since its inception in 1991, International Development Week (IDW) has sought to celebrate Canadian contributions to poverty reduction and international humanitarian assistance throughout the world. Each year, Global Affairs Canada chooses a theme around which to fucus events. This year's IDW theme is “Go for the Goals”- referring to the United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDG's.  We have a number of activities planned, all with a central focus on goal #5 Gender Equality; but also encompassing a number of the other goals. Check out our events schedule below to see all that is happening and how you can participate! 

IDW 2021 Event Schedule

Thursday, February 4, 6pm: Dean's IDW Trivia
live @dalagrculture FB Page
Join Dean Gray and Rocky the Ram for our monthly Better Together trivia. This month we will be celebrating International Development Week. Play along to win great prizes, learn a few things, interact with fellow alumni, students and staff and just have fun! 

Tuesday, February 9, 5-6pm: Global Supper Hour for SDGs
Live @DalACGlobalEd FB Page
Join us for a live presentation on International Development Week and UN Sustainable Development Goals. Participate to win exciting prizes!

Wednesday, February 10, 2pm : IDW Film For Change Project Launch
Join us as International (Truro) launches the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation(ACIC) funded project Atlantic Agri-Women: A Tale of Inspiration and Innovation. This project will connect youth with women leaders in the Atlantic Region to explore gender within the Agricultural Industry through film. Free training by film professionals from Atlantic International Film Festival (AIFF) will be provided, and up to $300 funds will be available for young filmmakers. Email to or comment "interested" in the comment section on our facebook page.

Thursday, February 11, 5.30pm: Go Graphic : Building Global Community Event 
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You are invited to participate in this Dal Virtual World Cafe event. Join Graphic Artist Rachel Derrah as we discuss building a global community at Dalhousie University.  Sponsored by the International Centre, Dalhousie Global Education office, Human Rights & Equity Service, and the DalConnects Program. Be part of the change, be part of the medium!

More IDW Events
For these and more great IDW events hosted by ACIC and others accross our region, check out our FBook page @DalACGlobalEd and ACIC's web page!