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TAPESTRY 2030 PODCAST & ILLUSTRATION SERIES

season 2 is live!

OCIC is excited to officially launch Tapestry 2030 Season 2 in partnership with Cultural SeedsHeart-Links | Lazos de Corazón, the Primate’s World Relief and Development FundRayjon Share Care of Sarnia, Inc. and their respective international and community partners.
 

Building on the success of Season 1 of ‘Tapestry 2030’ launched in February 2021 with support from podcaster Safa S. and illustrator Amanda Schutz , ‘Tapestry 2030’ Season 2, will further our exploration on the future of international cooperation and global solidarity and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development with a focus on the concept of ‘localization’. Find more resources on ‘localization’ and information on season 2 on our Global Citizens Forum 2022 page here.

Episode 1:  Local Thinking, Design and Leadership

In our first episode of OCIC’s ‘Tapestry 2030’ Season 2 podcast and illustration 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. Find the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 2:  Dominicans Driving the Vehicle of Change

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. Find the episode transcript here.
 
 

 
This episode is also available in Spanish. Find the Spanish version and transcript here.

Episode 3:  Land. Food. Culture. Justice.

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. Find the episode transcript here.
 
 

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Tapestry 2030

Tapestry 2030: Season 1

Tapestry 2030 launched on February 8, 2021 in celebration of International Development Week 2021. You can listen to our podcast directly through our website or on your preferred podcast player, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, Podchaser, Deezer, Listen Notes, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Castro, and Castbox.

About Tapestry 2030

Tapestry 2030 is a new OCIC podcast and illustration series focused on the future of international cooperation and global solidarity, and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development.

Undertaken with support from podcaster Safa Shahkhalili and illustrator Amanda Schutz, this inaugural series will share stories from OCIC members Bhutan Canada FoundationCAP NetworkCMETrustHeart-Links | Lazos de Corazón, Inter ParesPartners in Health CanadaRayjon Share Care of Sarnia Inc., the YMCA of Greater Toronto, and their respective international partners. The Tapestry 2030 series is focused on the future of international cooperation and global solidarity, and the partnerships needed for gender transformative, sustainable development. 

Episode 1: Building Sustainable Tourism in Bhutan

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 (TBT). Find the episode transcript here.

 

 

Episode 2: Leadership in Action in Peru

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. The episode transcript can be found here.

 

Episode 3: Championing Education in Kenya

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.  Find the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 4: Cultivating Relationships with the Land in Colombia

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. Find the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 5: Nourishing Community in Guinea Bissau

In our fifth episode, we are in conversation with Rugui Balde from Tiniguena in Guinea Bissau and Eric Chaurette from Inter Pares 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. Find the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 6: Community Based Orphan Care in Kenya

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. See the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 7: Haitian Women in the Lead

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. See the episode transcript here.

 

Episode 8: No Woman or Girl Left Behind in Malawi & Sierra Leone

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.” Listen to the episode transcript here. 

Guiding Principles

The Tapestry 2030 Storytelling Initiative is guided by:

1. The Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness, which include:

  • Respect and promote human rights and social justice
  • Embody gender equality and equity while promoting women and girls’ rights
  • Focus on people’s empowerment, democratic ownership and participation
  • Promote environmental sustainability
  • Practice transparency and accountability
  • Pursue equitable partnerships and solidarity
  • Create and share knowledge and commit to mutual learning
  • Commit to realizing positive sustainable change

2. OCIC’s gender transformative approach, which emphasizes intersectionality and presents an opportunity to further our collective work towards and policies on women’s rights and gender equality anti-oppression and public engagement

3. The Government of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), feminist and integrated approach to development, which sees gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in a manner that is both targeted and cross-cutting