Ghazoua Ouerghi-Saada, National Program Manager | Ghazoua@acic-caci.org
Before joining ICN team as the National Program Manager, Ghazoua worked with the United Nations in Tunisia. She worked with the United Nations Volunteers Programme (UNV) as the Youth Development Specialist. With UNV, she managed the regional project ‘Arab Youth Volunteering for a Better Future’ in Tunisia, organized more than 30 Volunteer management trainings, changed the National Youth Observatory’s volunteering strategy and organized a volunteer caravan that went through the 24 Tunisian governorates. She then worked with UNDP in two projects: Support to Tunisian Parliament and Support to Local Development. With these projects, she supported the team in the establishment of the Parliamentary academy, organization of more than 20 trainings for the Tunisian MPs, organization of regional conferences and strengthening the capacities of Tunisian municipalities. As UNDP Youth Focal point, Ghazoua had the chance to be part of the United Nations’ team of Tunisia that created and selected the members of the UN Youth Advisory Panel. This panel was responsible for assisting the UN agencies in Tunisia in the development of youth projects. She also co-created and organized UNDP SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) camps in Tunisia. After receiving the Fulbright Scholarship, Ghazoua got her Master of Public Administration from Binghamton University, NY. Ghazoua loves traveling and hopes to develop a multicultural personality.
Judyannet Muchiri, Policy Officer | Judyannet@acic-caci.org
Judyannet is a gender equality advocate, researcher, and writer. Her work sits at the intersection of gender, youth, and digital advocacy. She has experience working with non-profits in Kenya and other African countries in the areas of gender equality, civic participation, and digital advocacy. Her doctoral research focuses on safe spaces for young women’s civic participation in Kenya. Judyannet also writes fiction.
Raushni Abraham, Communications Officer | Raushni@acic-caci.org
Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, she is also the Communications Officer for the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (one of the eight Provincial and Regional Councils for International Cooperation that make up the ICN, and its current host. Raushni uses her communication, design and multimedia production skills to create content, marketing collaterals and communication plans for ICN, and the ICN-branded initiatives (ICNEngage, Youth delegation) and for all its communication channels. An immigrant to Canada, Raushni is originally from India and has previously worked with the Global Development Network – a public international organization that supports high quality, policy-oriented, social science research in developing and transition countries around the world, and with Livelihood Initiatives for Empowerment (LIFE) – a non-profit organization that offers skilling and employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities for the rural and urban semi-urban youth of India. She holds a bachelor’s in media and communication from Birmingham City University, England. Raushni strongly believes in the role communication and conversations can play in changing the world, one story at a time, and hopes her work in the development space creates many such stories.
Masuma Khan, Program Associate – Art2030 | Masuma@acic-caci.org
Masuma Khan is a local community organizer and artist, born and raised in Kjipuktuk, Mi’kma’ki (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She has a B.A in international Development with a double major in History. She is known for her overwhelming passion and commitment to dismantling systems of oppression. At most actions, you’ll find her on the megaphone chanting. Those closest to her know her for her big smile and an even bigger heart. For Masuma poetry is an expression that is tied to her cultural practice as a Pashtun. Her first album Wrath of Khan, released on April 30th 2021. Her art style is influenced by her lived experiences with white supremacy, colonialism, displacement, racism, islamophobia disability justice, and more.
The Spur Team
The Spur Change program is a 5-year initiative of the Inter-council Network (ICN), funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), aiming to increase the effectiveness of SMOs to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals; support educators in engaging school communities on global issues; foster youth action on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The initiative is managed by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation.
The FIT Team
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT) is designed to support Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) testing innovative solutions that advance gender equality in the Global South. FIT’s goal is to cultivate a working environment in which SMOs are empowered to experiment, fail, adapt and try again.
The initiative is managed by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation.