PAC Staff


Joanne Lebert
Executive Director
Prior to joining PAC in 2011, Joanne Lebert was based at the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre, where she developed and supported research and policy advocacy related to gender-based sexual violence in conflict settings in Africa, and examined its intersections with the extractive industries. She was also Deputy Director at the Canadian NGO, Peacebuild, where she worked to strengthen Canadian foreign policy options and practice. Previously, she carried out anthropological fieldwork for her doctoral studies in Namibia and Angola and was a Visiting Fellow in Refugee Studies at the University of Oxford. She has lectured at Carleton University and worked for the OSCE in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, Amnesty International and CARE International-Zambia.
Contact: jlebert(at)   
Josée Létourneau
Director, Finance and Administration
Josée Létourneau brings to PAC a strong background in finance and administration within a variety of non-profit organizations. She also has considerable experience in event and conference management, and has international work experience in Togo, Mali, Nicaragua and Nepal.
Contact: jletourneau(at)  
Alan Martin
Director of Research
Alan Martin worked as a researcher to the late Jack Layton in Canada's Parliament, prior to joining PAC. Before that he spent over a decade working as a journalist in Canada, the UK and various countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also taught international journalism as an Adjunct Professor within Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. Born and raised in Southern Africa, he holds a Master’s degree in conflict and development from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.
Contact: amartin(at) 
Kady Seguin
Policy Analyst
Kady Seguin leads the PWYP-Canada Capacity Building Project for African civil society PWYP members and PAC’s work on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights. She holds a M.A. in the field of Globalization and International Development from the University of Ottawa. Her research focused on the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, a multistakeholder initiative in the area of security and human rights in the extractive sector. While completing her M.A. programme, she worked with the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) in the University of Ottawa.
Contact: kseguin(at)
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Director, Publish What You Pay Canada
Claire Woodside holds a M.A. in Political Science from Dalhousie University, where she completed a thesis focused on the implementation of EITI in Nigeria. She is currently a doctoral candidate with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University where her thesis research focuses on company-community conflicts in the mining sector. Prior to joining PWYP-Canada in 2012, Claire worked and consulted on a variety of extractive sector issues for NGOs, think tanks, Canadian government departments and universities. She has also actively supported and been a consultant with PWYP-Canada since its inception in 2008.
Contact: cwoodside(at)
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Générose Bifunge
Finance and Administration Officer
Générose Bifunge has wide experience in the financial administration of international development projects and programs in East African countries, African francophone countries, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Caribbean. Before joining PAC, she worked as Finance and Administration Officer at Universities Canada (AUCC) for the Canadian Francophonie Scholarship Program funded by the Government of Canada. She also worked with the United Nations Development Programme in Burundi and with the civil society platform in Burundi.
Contact: gbifunge(at)
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Zuzia Danielski
Communications Director
Zuzia Danielski is a multimedia storyteller with significant experience in supporting human rights organizations and campaigns to communicate effectively. Zuzia has previously worked with the Nobel Women's Initiative, the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, and advised numerous Canadian social justice groups in a communications capacity. She began her career in newsrooms, reporting out of the Warsaw bureau of The Associated Press and at National Geographic Poland. Zuzia holds an M.A. in Conflict, Security and Development from King's College London where her research focused on sexual violence in conflict.
Contact: zdanielski(at)
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Gisèle Eva Côté
Gender and Natural Resources Governance Specialist
Gisèle Eva Côté brings over 25 years of international experience to PAC, including in the design and management of projects that address human rights, women's rights, indigenous rights, as well as land and natural resources. She has extensive field experience, supporting grassroots organizations and non-profits in Latin America and Africa, and in particular in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her research has focused on crimes of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict context, and examining mining issues with a gender lens.
Contact: gecote(at)
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Offah Obale
Researcher - Conflict Minerals
Offah Obale is a trade, human rights and sustainable development specialist.  He previously served with the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights as Senior Legal Officer. In this role he facilitated the implementation of the African Governance Architecture, an African Union initiative for enhancing coordination and cooperation among African institutions and the building capacity of African peoples in protecting human rights and strengthening good governance. He has also held the role of Programme Officer at the South Centre in Geneva, Switzerland where he focused on the analysis and impacts of international trade agreements and investment treaties with developing countries. He holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Cape Town.
Contact: oobale(at)


PAC Associates

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Shawn Blore

Shawn Blore is an award-winning journalist and author with extensive experience engaging in research and policy analysis in the area of conflict minerals. Shawn has conducted field research in South America, and Western and Central Africa, which has helped him develop his expertise in the areas of conflict financing, mineral certification, and artisanal mining. Shawn has also worked as a consultant for TetraTech (USAID), the Diamond Development Initiative, the German Geological Survey (BGR), and GIZ. He is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Victor Kangela  

Victor Kangela

Victor Kangela is coordinator of PAC's Just Gold project in DRC, which focuses on monitoring, certification and export of artisanal gold from eastern DRC. He is also a researcher on governance issues in the area of ​​gold mining in the DRC. Prior to joining PAC, Victor developed expertise on issues related to the socio-economic and environmental impacts of natural resource extraction in the DRC, working for 10 years with a number of NGOs including OCEAN, IPIS, Global Witness, 11 11 11, Greenpeace, WWF. Victor has a Masters in Management of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Management from the University of Kisangani in Orientale Province / DRC.