The Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) are happy to announce the launch of their NextGen database and invite members of the CASID and the CNHH to join.  This database can provide members of the CNHH the opportunity to promote their research on development and humanitarianism and make it visible to a wider academic community.

The NextGen database is a user-friendly online searchable inventory of more than 500 Canadian researchers from universities, colleges, institutes, think-tanks, and civil society organizations (CSOs) working on international development and humanitarian assistance! It is part of a broader three-year collaboration.

To join, just set up an account, and then search, edit or add a profile – following these simple instructions. (If your institution belongs to the Canadian Consortium for Colleges and University Programs in International Development Studies (CCCUPIDS), your profile has most likely already been created by our team.)

The database will:

  • ALLOW YOU TO UPDATE AND PROMOTE your current areas of research focus.
  • PROVIDE AN ACCESSIBLE PORTAL into your work to other Canadian academics, media, government, and civil society organisations.
  • HELP ENABLE CROSS-SECTORAL AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIONS between academic and non-academic researchers working in similar sectors and areas.
  • HELP STUDENTS IDENTIFY academics and research practitioners with shared research interests


CCIC and CASID was officially launched the NextGen Database with Global Affairs Canada and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) at their annual conference, INFLUENCE INSPIRE INNOVATE, on Wednesday September 27th, 2017 at 3:45 p.m.

Please email any questions or concerns to

New to the NextGen Database? Follow these simple steps to set up an account and manage your profile:

  1. SIGN UP for a NextGen account.
  2. Once you have received a confirmation email, click on the link to activate your account and LOGIN.
  3. Once logged-in, go to ACCOUNT (top right on the page) and search your name under the heading “STEP 1”.
  • I FOUND MYSELF. If your name appears, REQUEST PROFILE OWNERSHIP of the selected profile. You will then get a second confirmation email (with a link) that will allow you to EDIT your “Public Profile” whenever you are logged into your ACCOUNT.
  • I’M NOT THERE. If you cannot find your profile, please select CREATE A NEW PROFILE under STEP 2. You will be directed to the profile submission form where you can complete and submit your details. You can EDIT your “Public Profile” whenever you are logged into your ACCOUNT.
  • Once your changes are created or saved, you can search for yourself on the main engine to check the final product! 

Click here for detailed instructions

The CNHH thanks Karen Wong and the team at the BC Council for International Cooperation for bringing this new resource to our attention.