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Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Government of Canada
President, Center for Global Development
As part of the G7 meetings, Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau will host a meeting of G7 Development Ministers – the first of its kind since 2010.
In preparation for that meeting, Minister Bibeau will join the Center for Global Development to discuss the priorities for this global development summit. In particular, she will discuss the importance of advancing the empowerment of adolescent girls including their central role in eradicating poverty and the need to move towards gender-responsive approaches to humanitarian assistance.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau was elected as the Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead in October 2015, and a few weeks later, was appointed Minister of International Development and La Francophonie by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. As minister, she has refocused Canada’s international assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people and on supporting fragile states. In June, 2017 Bibeau launched Canada’s new Feminist International Assistance Policy – making Canada a leader in the fight against poverty by prioritizing gender equality in the country’s international assistance programming.
Following brief remarks, Minister Bibeau will sit down for a discussion with CGD President Masood Ahmed, followed by audience Q&A.