Our Team


Partnership Africa Canada team in Canada:


 Joanne-webpic 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Kady Seguin
Policy Analyst & Acting Director of Publish What You Pay - Canada
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.
On maternity leave
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Carmen Teichgraber
Partnerships and Capacity-building Coordinator
Carmen Teichgraber has an extensive background in international project management, partnership building, and capacity development. She has worked in Burundi, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Peru, the Caribbean, and Palestine for various NGOs including the Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Hunger Foundation, as well as for the Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, Government of Canada. Carmen holds an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs where her studies focused on international development. 
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Fabiola Pascal
Finance and Administrations Officer
Fabiola Pascal brings over 10 years of expertise in Administration and Finance in the nonprofit and private sector, along with a Master in Management. Before joining PAC, she worked as the Operation Director for International Training and Education Center on Health, overseeing the management of various program areas including administration, procurement, human resources, budgeting and security management, as well as implementing workplace policies and procedures. She has also worked as the Administration and Finance Coordinator for Oxfam QC, and as the Business Support Manager for Oxfam Great Britain. Additionally, she has consulted for the University of Washington in the Ivory Coast for capacity building in Finance and Administration. 
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Générose Bifunge
Finance and Administrations 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.
On maternity leave
Gerard van der Burg
Natural Resource Systems Specialist
Gerard van der Burg is an international development professional with over 30 years' experience, working as an advisor, facilitator, and manager specializing in natural resource management . A forester (MSc) by education, with graduate level training in Business Analysis, Gerard has worked for private sector companies and non-profits in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Africa.  He has spent the last dozen years applying his expertise in Program and Performance Management, as well as a Business and Systems Analyst.
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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.
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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.
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Victoria Reichel
Great Lakes Programme Officer
Victoria is an economist with a multidisciplinary background. Before joining PAC, she has worked with Fairtrade Canada on developing traceable and ethical supply chains in the coffee and non-food sector (including gold, cotton, and flowers), and with numerous research centres in France where her work focused on participatory practices in environmental conflict situations across a variety of sectors, including land use, water management, and mining.  She holds a M.A. in environmental economics from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris, and a M.A. in environmental knowledge mediation from the University of Versailles.
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Partnership Africa Canada team in Uganda:


Stephen web  Stephen Turyahikayo
Project Leader


Partnership Africa Canada team in Democratic Republic of Congo:


Victor web  Victor Kangela
National Coordinator
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Jean Paul Lonema
Just Gold Project Leader - Ituri
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Andre Muamba
Mechanization Officer - Ituri
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Oscar Katho Dissa
Model Trading House Manager - Ituri
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Zacharie Bulakali
Technical Advisor - South Kivu




Publish What You Pay - Canada


Claire Woodside
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.
On maternity leave