Nexus Cooperation

Nexus Cooperation Inc. is a Canadian consulting firm with extensive experience in international cooperation. Nexus assists national governments, national and multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations and private companies in Canada and abroad.

As an institute supporting the Technical Assistance Partnership – Expert Deployment Mechanism (TAP-EDM) initiative, Nexus, alongside its Canadian experts on international cooperation and policy development, Sébastien Hamel and Michael Wodzicki, are collaborating with Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Planning and Development/Aid Strategy and Coordination General Directorate (DGCOD) to strengthen the coordination and monitoring of international assistance. The Ministry is exploring opportunities in aid coordination policy, procedure and tools, and streamlining its missions to foster more effective collaboration with other national structures.

Nexus will conduct an in-depth diagnosis of DGCOD’s operational and technical capacities, providing technical assistance targeted on priority areas of capacity building, and contributing to the planning and organization of the follow-up to Canada’s cooperation program and development aid projects in Côte d’Ivoire.

Nexus Expert Profiles

Sébastien Hamel

Sébastien is an expert with over 30 years of experience in international cooperation. He was responsible for the programs division at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), overseeing a department of over 200 employees in Canada and abroad. Sébastien has extensive experience designing and managing international projects in diverse regions, including Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His expertise covers organizational strengthening, climate change mitigation and adaptation, decentralization, local and regional economic development, and urban resilience. 

Michael Wodzicki

Michael has over 20 years of experience designing capacity-building and funding programs in Canada and worldwide. He has led various initiatives to coordinate and facilitate policy development processes and created and implemented strategies for non-profit and charitable organizations. Michael’s diverse background includes positions with national organizations and associations in the municipal, cooperative and democratic development sectors. His expertise spans initiatives on various issues, including local governance, cooperative development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, economic development, women’s rights and reconciliation.