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International Development Week 2020

February 2-8, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

February 2-8 in Charlottetown - Everyone is invited to participate in panel discussions, workshops, displays and presentations on the themes of gender equality and climate justice, happening all week.

International Development Week - February 2-8, 2020

All events are free and open to the community. Contact Selvi Roy ( for more information or to register for an event.

Feb 2: Poetry recital, music and songs by PEI’s Poet Laureate Julie Pellisier-Lush

Confederation Centre Public Library

Sunday, 2 February at 2:00 pm
Hosted by Julie Pellisier-Lush, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of Prince Edward Island and Confederation Centre Public Library

Feb 4: Panel Discussion on Together Towards Gender Equality: Working Locally and Globally

AVC Atrium (AVC 285), University of Prince Edward Island

Tuesday, 4 February 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Hosted by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, M.P. Sean Casey’s office, City of Charlottetown (Mayor Philip Brown and Deputy Mayor Jason Coady), with Jane Ledwell, Executive Director, Advisory Council on the Status of Wome; Elder Dr. Judy Clark, Elder-in-Residence in University of PEI, Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Professor, Department of Applied Human Sciences, UPEI; Dr. Jean Mitchell, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UPEI; Dr. Janis MacLellan-Peters, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, UPEI.;  and Dr. Patricia Altass, MLA for Tyne Valley-Sherbrooke with (Co-Chairs) Ann Wheatley, Cooper Institute and Dr. Susan Hartley, Global Peace Advocate

Feb 5: Workshop on Gender Equity and Climate Change

Home Science Building 104 (HSB 104), University of Prince Edward Island,

Wednesday, 5 February 5:00 – 7:00 pm
With Jillian Kilfoil, Executive Director, Women’s Network PEI

Feb 6: Screening of Hands On: Women, Climate, Change followed by a discussion

KC Irving Chemistry Centre, Lecture Theatre 104 (ICC 104), University of Prince Edward Island

Thursday, 6 February, 7:00 pm
Presented by Cinema Politica and UPEI Environmental Society

Feb 7: Presentations by Members and Associates 

Timothy’s World Cafe

With Atlantic Council for International Cooperation, Timothy’s World Café, Cooper Institute, The International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA) Association, Latin American Mission Program (LAMP), Mikinduri Children of Hope (MCOH), World University Service of Canada (WUSC), Engineers Without Borders UPEI Chapter, Rotary Peace Fellowship, and University of Prince Edward Island.


Week- long events (Feb 2-8):

Poster display focused on work of ACIC partners promoting Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals

Timothy’s World Café, Charlottetown

Campbell Webster Foundation (CWF), The Cooper Institute, Rotary Peace Fellowship, Farmers Helping Farmers (FHF), International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA), Latin American Mission Program (LAMP), Mikinduri Children of Hope (MCOH), and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Book display focused on Promoting Gender Equality and Sustainable Development Goals

Confederation Centre Public Library, Location: Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island

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