Experts

Michael Casey

Community and Social Development Specialist

Michael Casey’s experience as an international leader in community and social development spans over five decades. He started working with the cooperative movement in Canada’s Northwest Territories in 1973, where he spent almost 20 years of his career working with indigenous communities on the Canadian Arctic. During this time, he developed his passion for cooperatives, community development work, and the international reach of the global co-operative movement.

Robby Tulus

International Cooperative Expert/Advisor

Robby Tulus is an international advisor with extensive experience in working on cooperatives, credit unions, legal and policy frameworks, research, governance and community development. With a career launched almost six decades ago, Robby advised and trained cooperatives, associations, research institutes, communities, and governments in the Asia-Pacific region.

Fiona Duguid, Ph.D.

Researcher, Teacher, and Co-operative Analyst

Fiona Duguid has over 25 years of experience working on cooperatives and community development. Her expertise includes researching, analyzing, and reporting on various matters affecting cooperatives in Canada and globally to advance communities.

Patrice Poitevin

Corporate Ethics, Compliance and Financial Crime Expert

As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Patrice will support Paraguay'sPublic Ministry’s Anti-corruption and Money Laundering unit, the UDEA (Unidad Especializada en Delitos Económicos y Anticorrupción). The work will include capacity development for federal prosecutors and investigators by providing comprehensive training and coaching on best practices, lessons learned, strategies, tools, investigation techniques and methodologies, and asset tracing to better address corruption, money laundering, and terrorism financing cases. 

Jo Reynolds

Social Innovation Specialist

Jo Reynolds is an expert in Social Innovation, working in collaboration with the public, private, and community sectors to identify ways to address systemic issues in our social and environmental systems. They held leadership positions with various organizations specializing in social enterprise, impact investment, community engagement, and education.

Sally Yacoub

Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment Advisor

Sally Yacoub is a passionate, multicultural international expert in gender equality and women's economic empowerment with over 19 years of experience. She has provided technical and strategic advice on gender equality, diversity, equity, and inclusion to USAID, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Deloitte, Médecins Sans Frontières, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, among others.

Sally Yacoub

Canadian Expert Women's Entrepreneurship

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