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.
Mateo Gomez Angulo, Communications Officer | Mateo@acic-caci.org
Mateo serves as the Communications Officer at ICN. In previous roles, he has worked in communications and marketing for several non-profits and business associations, and has also worked in digital media, social media and event consulting. In a voluntary capacity, Mateo also serves as a Director for Global Leadership at One Shared World, where he oversees administrative, media and event related engagements. His academic background is in Political Science and in his free time, you’ll find him spending time reading, playing sports, and spending time by the ocean. He is based out of Halifax, NS.
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.