Centre for International Governance Innovation
(2001; Waterloo, ON; 40 staff; cigionline.org)
The Centre for International Governance Innovation is an “independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate.” CIGI “addresses significant global issues at the intersection of technology and international governance.” It strives to “improve people’s lives everywhere” by “providing policy solutions for the digital era” with the aid of its “network of multidisciplinary researchers and strategic partnerships.”
- Publications: Books, papers, conference reports, essays, policy briefs, and special reports.
- Ensuring Respect for Indigenous Cultures: A Moral Rights Approach (May 2020, 29p): “looks at protecting Traditional Cultural Expressions using copyright’s moral rights approach, which provides intellectual property protection based on acknowledgement, respect and integrity.”
- Meaningfully Engaging Youth in the Governance of the Global Refugee System (November 2019, 34p): “aims to demonstrate the importance of including displaced youth in governance and decision making, to identify key barriers to engagement that they face, and to highlight effective strategies for engaging them.”
Leadership: Jim Balsillie (Chair), Rohinton P. Medhora (President)
Budget: $ 11.12m~