Rohinton Medhora, CIGI president and Manjeet Kripalani, Gateway House co-founder and executive director, shake hands at the official launch of the  Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity. Photograph by Virpratap Vikram Singh.

The Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity is a three-year initiative between the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, to explore areas for closer cooperation. Experts, government officials and business leaders will convene annually to promote bilateral economic growth and innovation in today’s digital economy.

Canada and India maintain strong bilateral relations built on the foundation of shared values and healthy economic ties. Economic exchanges between Canada and India are on an upward trajectory, but there continue to be unexplored areas for mutually beneficial growth, especially in light of rapid developments in technology that are changing every facet of the economy and society in both countries. To address these challenges, the partnership will help develop policy recommendations to promote innovation and navigate shared governance issues that are integral to the continued growth of Canada-India bilateral relations.

The Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity strives to build closer ties between Canada and India and nurture the relationship to its full potential. Canada and India can be global leaders in innovation and the Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue will seek opportunities to work jointly on multilateral issues and identify areas where improved cooperation could benefit both countries. 

In addition to its focus on innovation, the partnership will examine topics such as collaboration on research and higher education, promotion of Canada-India trade and investment, energy cooperation, and issues pertaining to global governance. 

Through this partnership, Canada and India can be intellectual partners and cooperate in the design of their global governance frameworks.

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On October 30, 2018, the Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity convened in Ottawa, Canada. Canada’s inaugural session examined issues related to cyber security, economic relations, geoengineering and climate leadership and included a broader discussion on diplomatic relations between Canada and India.
 

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The Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity on October 30, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario.

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  • Sameer Patil
At the reception for the Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue - (left to right) CIGI President Rohinton Medhora, Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, High Commissioner Vikas Swarup, the Honourable Bill Morneau, High Commissioner Nadir Patel, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, the Honourable Bardish Chagger

Statement from the Prime Minister for Canada's Inaugural Meeting of the Canada-India Dialogue on Innovation, Growth, and Prosperity

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Rohinton Medhora, CIGI president and Manjeet Kripalani, Gateway House co-founder and executive director, shake hands at the February 2018 official launch of the  Canada-India Track 1.5 Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity . Photograph by Virpratap Vikram Singh.

Canada-India Relations Focus of High-level Meetings in Ottawa

The Canada-India Dialogue on Innovation, Growth and Prosperity will promote bilateral economic growth and innovation in the digital economy.

New Canada-India Partnership to Promote Bilateral Economic Growth and Innovation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India, February 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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Rohinton P. Medhora

President

Rohinton P. Medhora is president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joining in 2012. Previously, he was vice president of programs at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. He received his doctorate in economics in 1988 from the University of Toronto, where he subsequently taught. His fields of expertise are monetary and trade policy, international economic relations and development economics.

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Fen Osler Hampson

CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program

Fen Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and will continue to serve as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media.

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Aaron Shull

Managing Director and General Counsel

A practising lawyer, Aaron Shull is CIGI’s managing director and general counsel. In addition to advising on a range of domestic legal and corporate matters, he has substantive expertise in international law, global security and internet governance.

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Olaf Weber

CIGI Senior Fellow

Olaf Weber is a CIGI senior fellow. His research with CIGI focuses on sustainability and the banking sector. He is currently associate professor and program director of the Master’s Program in Sustainability Management as well as professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development at the University of Waterloo. Since 2010, Olaf has held the Export Development Canada Chair in Environmental Finance.

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

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