A new approach to managing Canada’s natural wealth
THE NEW DIPLOMACY OF
MULTISECTORAL SESSIONS TO DATE
It’s time to start a new conversation about natural resources in Canada.
At the United Nations Association in Canada, we know that the future of natural resource development depends on sustainable development, but finding the right balance between economic growth, environmental protection, and secure quality of life is one of the major challenges faced by our country today. A series of collaborative sessions that include all Canadian stakeholders, the New Diplomacy of Natural Resources provides a forum for the development of innovative and comprehensive solutions to natural resource management.
Combining UNA-Canada’s successful empathy-based learning approach with elements of business school case competitions, the New Diplomacy of Natural Resources convenes the best and brightest graduate scholars and young professionals with leaders from the private sector, NGOs, Indigenous groups, and government. With the guidance of Canada’s leading experts, these young leaders debate, negotiate and build consensus on the future of natural resource development and innovation, providing a unique, meaningful opportunity for both educational and career development.
The core of The New Diplomacy of Natural Resources is a day-long
multi-sectoral stakeholder simulation.
With the guidance of distinguished subject matter experts and national leaders, delegates convene in a deliberative stakeholder simulation to seek solutions to some of the foundational issues in natural resource development and innovation.
During the event, delegates:
Adopt the roles of key stakeholders in the process and engage in effective multisectoral consultation, including government, indigenous groups, industry, and environmental NGOs
Hear from high-level keynote speakers in the field
Network with peers and industry leaders
Participate in an Op-Ed Competition with cash prizes for the top three entries and a possible publishing opportunity for the winner
Develop skills in negotiations and cross-sectoral relationship-building
My experience has been overwhelmingly positive working with a great team of awesome
people. I love asking technical questions and, with three engineers on site, I have a wealth of
knowledge to tap into.
Green Corps Participant