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Tapestry 2030

Author: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

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The Ontario Council for International Cooperation's ‘Tapestry 2030’ podcast series focuses on the future of international cooperation and global solidarity, and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development. We will be in conversation with diverse development actors and leaders from across Ontario and around the world, learning how they are working together to address some of the most pressing sustainable development challenges of our time. You’ll hear stories of partnership, approaches to a ‘Just Recovery’ in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and insights on ways you can make a difference in our collective work to ‘leave no one behind’.
17 Episodes
En este episodio nos sentamos con Vitalina Flores y Ana Mio, de la organización aliada de Heart-Links, Centro Esperanza, y con Savina Vargas y María Suclupe, integrantes del Emprendimiento Comunitario para el Desarrollo de una Agricultura Ecológica (ECODAE) de San Isidro. Escucharemos cómo un enfoque localizado del desarrollo ayudó a esta comunidad rural a superar las graves inundaciones de 2017 y la escasez de alimentos provocada por la pandemia y los ha convertido en un ejemplo que otras comunidades quieren seguir.
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Securing a Future


In this episode we hear from Farida, Rabiul and Ajmira from UBINIG, an NGO based in Bangladesh and long-time partner of The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. With members of the PWRDF Youth Council, they share their experience with climate mitigation and adaptation and how their responses and projects are being led by Indigenous peoples and local knowledge.
In this episode we hear from Celeste Smith, Urban Indigenous Farmer, Educator and Founder of Cultural Seeds and Ga Gitigemi Gamik (We Will Plant Lodge). Celeste speaks about the concepts of Land, Food, Culture and Justice through Indigenous eyes and how these intersecting relationships affect her and her community everyday. 
In this episode we hear from leaders of amazing grassroots organizations in the Dominican Republic. Georges Tertulien from Plan de Desarrollo Social y Cultural para los Bateyes (PLADESCULBA) and Crismary Gutierrez and Scott Coppa from Puente Desarrollo Internacional join Rayjon Share Care’s Heather Smith to reflect on the power of leadership in overcoming great obstacles in the community of Barrio 41. This episode is also available in Spanish. 
En el episodio dos de la segunda temporada, escuchamos a los líderes de increíbles organizaciones de base en la República Dominicana. Georges Tertulien de Plan de Desarrollo Social y Cultural para los Bateyes (PLADESCULBA) y Crismary Gutierrez y Scott Coppa de Puente Desarrollo Internacional se unen a Heather Smith de Rayjon Share Care para reflexionar sobre el poder del liderazgo para superar grandes obstáculos en la comunidad de Barrio 41.This is the Spanish version of Season 2 Episode 2. 
In the first episode of OCIC’s ‘Tapestry 2030’ Season 2 podcast series, OCIC Communications Specialist, Eliana Fleifel, invites Brian Tomlinson, Executive Director of AidWatch Canada, and Marlen Mondaca, localization and development expert, to share what ‘localization’ means to them personally; why it is important; challenges and opportunities they have noted within this agenda; and their take on why the international cooperation sector needs to prioritize ‘localization’ to ensure a just, gender equal, and sustainable future.
In this episode we sit down with Vitalina Flores and Ana Mio, from Heart-Links’ partner organization Centro Esperanza, and with Savina Vargas and María Suclupe, members of the San Isidro Community Venture for the Development of Sustainable Agriculture (ECODAE). We’ll hear how a localized approach to development helped this rural community through severe flooding in 2017 and food shortages caused by the pandemic and has made them an example other communities want to follow.  
Nan setyèm epizod nou an, n'ap pale ak Elida Jeanty e Bénicie Pierre ki fè pati Federasyon Fanm Aysyien nan Sen Mak, Renaud Thomas ki koodinatè kominotè pou Rayjon Share Care Ayiti, epi Heather Smith ki Direktè Egzekitif Rayjon Share Care Canada. Yo pale sou patenarya yo e travay yo fè ansanm pou kreye yon faktori lam veritab epi yon pepinyè lam veritab nan komin Sen Mak an Ayiti. This is the kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole) version of Season 1 Episode 7 (Haitian Women in the Lead). 
In the last episode of our first series, we are in conversation with Isata Dumbuya from Partners In Health Sierra Leone, Basimenye Nhlema from Partners In Health Malawi, and Ian Pinnell from Partners In Health Canada. They reflect on the partnership model of their umbrella organization and their collaboration on a 5 year long Global Affairs Canada funded initiative entitled "No Woman or Girl Left Behind". 
In our seventh episode we are in conversation with Elida Jeanty and Bénicie Pierre from the Haitian Women’s Federation of Haut de St. Marc, Renaud Thomas from Rayjon Share Care Haiti, and Heather Smith from Rayjon Share Care Canada. They reflect on their partnership and their shared work to establish a Breadfruit Processing Factory and Breadfruit Tree Nursery in the Haut de St. Marc community in Haiti. 
In our sixth episode we are in conversation with Leonora Obara from Kijiji Cha Upendo in Kenya, Linda Levin from Village of Love Canada, and Claire Holloway Wadhwani from the Canada Africa Partnership (CAP) Network. They reflect on their decade long partnership and commitment to supporting community based orphan and vulnerable child care in Kibera, the largest slum in Africa. 
In our fifth episode we are in conversation with Rugui Balde from Tiniguena in Guinea Bissau and Eric Chaurette from Interpares in Ottawa. They reflect on their 30 year long partnership and their work to promote food sovereignty and women's economic empowerment in Guinea Bissau. 
In our fourth episode we are in conversation with Nelson Buitrago Díaz and Diana Carolina Gallego Cortes from YMCA Risaralda in Colombia and Esperanza Monsalve from YMCA of Greater Toronto. They reflect on their partnership and their work on a multigenerational initiative to plant urban gardens and promote recycling in Risaralda, Colombia.   
In our third episode we are in conversation with Victoria Sheppard, Titus Kuria, Esther Njenga, Jecinta Akoth, Jesse Jacktone and Emmanuel Angwenyi from the Canada-Mathare Education Trust. They reflect on their cross-cultural team's commitment to providing educational scholarships and various educational programs and support for young people living in Mathare, the second largest informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. 
In our second episode we are in conversation with Erla Hoyos Zuloeta from the Centro de Formación y Promoción Humana "Santa Ángela" in Peru and Ruth Taylor from Heart-Links Lazos de Corazón in Ontario. They reflect on their partnership and their commitment to develop and train community leaders in the district of Jose Leonardo Ortiz, Chiclayo, Peru.
In our first episode we are in conversation with Dorji Dhradhul, the Director-General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan and Kent Schroeder, Stephen Couchman, and Catherine Smart from the Bhutan Canada Foundation. They reflect on their partnership and their shared work to restore the Trans Bhutan Trail. 



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