Presented by Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), this bilingual travelling exhibition invites visitors to consider Canada’s role in international development by exploring the 25-year partnership between the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). It took nine months to plan and a 53-foot long truck is required to ship it, but some 26 000 people have strolled through the thought-provoking exhibition. Powerful images and voices showcase the accomplishments enabled by Canadian generosity in some of the world’s most isolated and impoverished regions.
Speaking in Montreal’s Concordia University, the exhibition’s most recent stop in March 2010, AKFC Director of Operations Shakeel Hirji explained that development must be sustainable, cross-cutting, and pluralistic, and it requires all kinds of people to be successful. These were some of the key development messages that Bridges that Unite sought to share during its two-and-a-half year tour across Canada
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