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02 October 2022

I am an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach. I work with the international development / humanitarian professionals in career transition, including:

23 February 2022

Sharing this visual framework that I developed as an aid for strengthening education systems. This is not a conceptual framework, rather broadly models the delivery of primary education service in a developing country. Seeks to remind funders, designers, and managers of primary education programs that piecemeal and disjointed responses may not yield system-wide improvements. The visual model is to assist in viewing the system holistically, developing an appreciation of how key parts of the system interact with each other and influence the entire system in a dynamic context, identifying points of leverage, and designing and coordinating interventions to improve overall performance of primary education system.

13 November 2021

12 donor governments (including Canada) have pledged $413 million in new funding for the Least Developed Countries Fund during the COP26 climate summit.

21 July 2021

Never has the imperative for using systems thinking in international assistance been more important as the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed millions of people into poverty, disrupted schooling and placed severe strain on public services in developing countries.

14 January 2021

For those interested to have this reference point, here is the link to consult UN salaries and post adjustments.

12 January 2021

The shakeup sees Francois-Philippe Champagne replace Bains at Innovation, Science and Industry.  Marc Garneau moves from Transport to Champagne's old job as the country's top diplomat, while Mississauga Centre MP Omar Alghabra has been promoted to cabinet to take over Transport.

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16 December 2020

GAC video on Canada’s response to COVID-19

15 December 2020

Presentation slides and recording from the GAC Development Engagement Lab on December 8, 2020 - Diapositives de la présentation et enregistrement du "Development Engagement Lab" de l'AMC le 8 décembre 2020

16 November 2020

Martin Cobb from Treasury Board of Canada raised this paradox in 1995, “We know why projects fail; we know how to prevent their failure—so why do they still fail?” Despite ongoing research, writing, seminars and training, Cobb’s paradox remains unresolved. There are no silver bullets to successful project delivery but insights from experience and research can minimize preventable crises and project failure.

20 October 2020

Review from the 2019 Conference on Young Professionals and international development professionals with a discussion on Sustainable Development Goals