3 Ways to Engage Canada's Tech Companies in Global Development

Lessons for Canada from the G20 Investment Summit

Why It Matters

Canada’s role in emerging markets needs inspiration. According to Digital Opportunity Trust founder Janet Longmore, deeper engagement with home-grown technology companies could serve as the perfect jumping-off point for Canada’s development organizations working abroad.

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