WELCOME TO THE
EAST COAST INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT
The goal of ECIDS is to bring together a cross-disciplinary group of students, academics, activists, professionals, and other leaders from across the Atlantic Region and the globe to see how they can apply technical knowledge to collaborative solutions.
ECIDS acknowledges it is in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People.
Food Security & Sustainability
The UN estimates that the world population will reach 9.9 billion by 2050. Increasingly, due to the high monopolization of the production of food in powerful countries, feeding this growing population is becoming a core development issue— Zero Hunger is the second UN Sustainable Development Goal. However, food security and sustainability go beyond hunger and beyond food quantity. It has implications for every other development goal from education to climate change to gender equality and beyond! ECIDS 2022 will produce discussions surrounding these global issues and take action regarding food security at our local level.
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Trinity is a third-year student pursuing an honours BA in International Development Studies with French and Philosophy minors. Before studying at Saint Mary's University, she volunteered in northern Thailand with a Rustic Pathways project that funds secondary education for rural students. She has worked as a teaching assistant for the Philosophy department and currently works at a local seafood market and restaurant.
Fernanda is a second-year international student from Brazil in the Bachelor of Arts Faculty, her studies are towards a double major in International Development Studies and Political Science with a Minor in Social Justice and Community. She is passionate about migration and social justice, and in the future she sees herself on working with refugees across the globe. In addition to her studies, she is currently working at Saint Mary's University as a Peer Success Coach and helping new first-year students adjust to the new university environment.
Emily is a third-year Bachelor of Arts student working towards an honours degree in International Development Studies with a major in Political Science. She is particularly interested in Human Rights and Global Development Law and hopes to work in the field in the future. Her interest in development began at a young age with her family’s work in Honduras with humanitarian and nonprofit organizations. Emily has recently joined the Peaceful Schools International Program at Saint Mary’s University where she will be doing peace education and conflict resolution work both locally and in Northern Ireland.
Kaylie is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a perspective Honours degree in International Development Studies. Passionate about gender and migration, she is an active volunteer with the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) where she teaches English to immigrant women in Canada. Before studying at Saint Mary’s University, she partook in a reciprocal student exchange year in Madrid, Spain which reaffirmed her interest in global development work. Kaylie aspires to pursue a graduate degree in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts.