Looking Ahead: International Development Group (IDG)

Friday, November 20, 2020
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About Us

The University of Waterloo International Development Group (IDG) provides world class technical assistance and project management services to help international, regional and local partners achieve their development goals. Leveraging unique expertise and capabilities from uWaterloo’s internationally renowned faculty and staff, we offer cutting edge capacity in sectors where uWaterloo possesses specialized skills and knowledge. Whether you are looking to build the effectiveness of your organization, design and deliver a new initiative or strengthen your ongoing programs, uWaterloo can help you achieve your targets.

How we can help you

Consistently ranked Canada’s most innovative university, uWaterloo is a world leader in applied research & innovation, entrepreneurship, co-operative education, clean energy and sustainable development. uWaterloo IDG brings bold ideas, brilliant minds and decades of successful experience together to create tailor-made solutions to tackle complex and dynamic development challenges. uWaterloo IDG is a leader in collaboration across sectors and disciplines, helping partners achieve concrete results in a timely and cost-effective manner. We offer results-focused project design and management and world-class technical assistance in the following fields:

• Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

• Sustainable economic development

• Poverty alleviation

• STEM and polytechnical education for the Industry 4.0 Era

• Higher education strengthening and modernization

• Curriculum development and E- Learning

• Innovation for environmentally friendly industrial and infrastructure development

• Gender equality and social inclusion

• Public- Private Partnerships to support achievement of SDG goals

• Institutional capacity building and competency-based training programs