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François Audet

Audet, François

Professor
Canadian research institute on humanitarian crisis and aid (OCCAH)

 

Francois Audet is Professor at the School of Management (ESG) of the Université du Québec à Montréal and the scientific Director of the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH). He holds a PhD in Public administration at ENAP for his research on local capacity building and the decisional process of the humanitarian organizations. He also has over fifteen years experience in humanitarian action. He was Visiting scholar at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University. He was previously Head of the Regional Delegation of East Africa and the Indian Ocean for the Canadian Red Cross and he also served as program Director for CARE Canada. He has participated in over hundred humanitarian and technical support in Haiti, Colombia, Somalia and the Darfur region. He also worked several years in Latin America and Southeast Asia on behalf of the Canadian Centre for International Study and Cooperation, where he served as chief humanitarian aid projects in Honduras and Vietnam

Francois Audet is Professor at the School of Management (ESG) of the Université du Québec à Montréal and the scientific Director of the Canadian Research Institute on Humanitarian Crisis and Aid (OCCAH). He holds a PhD in Public administration at ENAP for his research on local capacity building and the decisional process of the humanitarian organizations. He also has over fifteen years experience in humanitarian action. He was Visiting scholar at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research (HPCR), Harvard University. He was previously Head of the Regional Delegation of East Africa and the Indian Ocean for the Canadian Red Cross and he also served as program Director for CARE Canada. He has participated in over hundred humanitarian and technical support in Haiti, Colombia, and West Africa region. He also worked several years in Latin America and Southeast Asia on behalf of the Canadian Centre for International Study and Cooperation, where he served as chief humanitarian aid projects in Honduras and Vietnam.

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Olga Navarro-Flores

Navarro-Flores, Olga

Professor
École des sciences de la gestion (ESG) UQÀM

Olga Navarro-Flores has a Bachelors degree in Economics/Co-operative Management and a Masters degree in International Cooperation which she obtained at the Université de Sherbrooke. Her masters thesis is called “A case study on women participation within a cooperative development programme in Zimbabwe” (La participation des femmes dans un programme de développement coopératif : une étude de cas au Zimbabwe).

Ms Navarro-Flores also has a PhD in administration from the Université du Québec à Montreal. Her dissertation is entitled “North-South partnerships: from paradox to compromise. An institutional approach to NGO relations within international cooperation” (Les relations de partenariat Nord-Sud : du paradoxe au compromis. Une étude institutionnaliste des relations entre ONG dans le secteur de la coopération internationale). Her doctoral dissertation was chosen by the Contemporary Economics Research Institute (IRÉC) as the best thesis in social sciences in 2007.

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Marie-Eve Rancourt

Rancourt, Marie-Eve

Professor
École des sciences de la gestion (ESG) UQÀM

Marie-Ève Rancourt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Montreal. She graduated from HEC Montreal where she completed a Master’s of science in the modelling and decision support profile and also is a PhD graduate in quantitative methods.

As part of her PhD (scholarship holder for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and for the Fonds de recherché du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)), she completed a research internship in the Humanitarian Response Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) allowing her to specialise in humanitarian logistics. Throughout her doctoral studies, she collaborated with organisations such as the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Red Cross with the aim of developing analytical methods for the planning and distribution of foodstuffs in Eastern Africa. Marie-Ève is also a researcher affiliated with the MIT and the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT).

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