CanWaCH Learning Series

CanWaCH undertakes responsive convening and training of its members and partners with the ultimate goal of supporting members’ global health and gender equality activities. There is significant knowledge and expertise within our member organizations and the Learning Series offers a comprehensive and purpose-driven sequence of learning opportunities for members, associates and the global health community designed to foster knowledge exchange and offer practical capacity-building experiences across a consistent schedule. 

Themes and Cross-Cutting Issues

The selection of Learning Series themes is informed by CanWaCH’s 2018 and 2019 Member Surveys and the 2018 Gender Equality Capacity Mapping Survey, along with event and learning opportunity evaluations and feedback. We endeavour to ensure our learning offerings are responsive to and reflexive of our members’ and associates’ needs. 

Given what we’ve heard from members, overarching themes for the coming year will include:

  • Generating Evidence-Based Policies Using Data
  • Harm Reduction
  • Local to Global
  • Emerging Issues and Trends

Specific focus areas that will intersect with these themes include:

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning

  • Future of evaluation 
  • Data tools
  • Hard to measure 
  • Rights-based feminist approaches to data

Gender Equality

  • Gender Transformative Approaches (includes: Results-Based Analysis (RBA), Feminist Monitoring & Evaluation, Results-Based Management (RBM), Case Studies, Program Design and Decision-Making Principles)
  • Gender-Based Analysis 

Recordings of Past Sessions

Partnership-Building in Geo-Spatial Data and Fragile Settings

April 2019 – Partnership-Building in Geo-Spatial Data and Fragile Settings: Cameroon Case Example. (Part one of two). Co-hosts: WHOCC for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity (uOttawa), University of Ottawa and Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, Cameroon

Geo-Spatial Data, RCT and Mobile Applications

April 2019 – Geo-Spatial Data, RCT and Moblie Applications: A case example in Cameroon using BornFyne Project. (Part two of two). Co-hosts: WHOCC for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity (uOttawa), University of Ottawa and Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa, Cameroon

The Thrive Agenda 

April 2019 – As part of the CanWaCH mandate to convene and facilitate responsive learning opportunities for members, we’d like to invite you to learn more about the Thrive Agenda, a collective vision for the future of Canadian leadership in women, adolescent and children’s health and rights around the world. The Canadian government and Canadians are having an impact – they are transforming gender relations, providing life-changing health interventions and addressing the systematic barriers holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. The Thrive a holistic platform that places the woman, adolescent or child at the centre and layers the interventions they need throughout their lives around them. 

2019 Public Opinion Research Results & Insights

August 2019 – Since 2015, CanWaCH has been undertaking public opinion polling focused on Canadians’ perspectives and views on Canada’s investment and leadership in global women and children’s health and development aid. In June 2019, Nanos Research completed the 3rd edition of CanWaCH’s biennial survey. During this webinar, Nik Nanos of Nanos Research reviewed the findings of the 2019 survey and share his insights.

Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members

September 2019 – CanWaCH and RESULTS Canada hosted a webinar, ‘Navigating Election 2019: Guidance for CanWaCH Members’. The webinar covered why this election is important for the global health and international development sectors and how CanWaCH Members can engage with impact while navigating election rules. Speakers:

  • Lauren Liu, Former Member of Parliament and Advocacy Coordinator, Wateraid  
  • Gwyneth Stadig, Associate, Miller Thomson LLP
  • Neha Beri, Government Relations Officer, RESULTS Canada


April 6, 2019