Marie-Françoise designs and leads humanitarian perception projects in francophone contexts of Central and Western Africa, looking to strengthen response-wide accountability and feedback mechanisms.
She has worked as a Protection specialist within INGOs, orienting policy and strategy, as well as lending field based expertise within country responses in Haiti and across West and Central Africa. Most of her experience has been in advisory, management and coordination roles on projects looking to safeguard dignity, safety, and access to aid of most vulnerable groups affected by humanitarian crisis, as well as leading protection capacity-building for humanitarian staff. She has worked on community engagement projects within the YWCA in Montreal, engaging with minority and refugee youth on accessing leadership roles within their communities. Marie-Françoise is a member of the French chapter of the Graduate Women International as well as the French Red Cross, she has a keen interest in women’s rights issues and African geo-politics. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Development and a Master in Human Rights Law.