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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’.
9 Episodes
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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