Sherry Stevenson, National Program Manager | Sherry@acic-caci.org
Sherry oversees the ICN’s programming and works closely with the Councils’ leadership, Global Affairs Canada, and the ICN staff team. Sherry is an experienced adult educator and community development professional with over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit sector. Having worked in international development in various regions of Africa, she has contributed to local initiatives as a facilitator, curriculum developer, evaluator, and project manager. She has led capacity-building workshops, community-based participatory research, and project evaluation, with an emphasis on participatory methodologies, action learning, and sustainability. Sherry brings a passion for social justice, experiential learning, and the Sustainable Development Goals to her work as ICN National Program Manager. Prior to joining the ICN, Sherry worked in food security, strengthening food networks and training community food leaders in Atlantic Canada. Prior to that, she held the position of Training Advisor at Cuso International, where she was responsible for all training programs for Cuso International volunteers. She wrote curriculum and provided training on topics such as: power & privilege, participatory approaches to development, and intercultural effectiveness. She holds an M.A. in Adult Education with a specialization in Community Development from Saint Francis Xavier University and an Honours B.A. in Human Rights & Psychology from Carleton University. Sherry can often be found wandering in the forest or at one of Halifax’s Farmers Markets. She enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden, reading books, and sharing tasty food with friends.
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.
Fahima Gibrel, SDG Podcast Coordinator | Fahima@acic-caci.org
Fahima is the ICN Sustainable Development Goals Podcast Coordinator, in this role she leverages her experience and knowledge in policy, podcast production, new media and communication to deliver interesting, informative and engaging content in collaboration with ICN team members. She holds a Masters in Public Affairs and Lobbying from Brunel University with experience working in a variety of sectors including government, technology, intergovernmental, charity and insurance in a variety of roles. Fahima is passionate about connecting people to the source of their food and strengthening our local food system she spends her time producing new media that intends to connect, inspire and allow people to see themselves in our food system.
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.
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.