Brianne Peters/Julien Landry
Brianne Peters facilitates the Coady Institute’s overseas and Canada-based educational offerings in Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development. She also manages the Coady Institute’s action research partnerships in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana. She is tri-lingual and has co-authored a series of case studies of citizen-led development in French in Haiti and Canada. More recently, she has facilitated several ABCD courses and program design workshops in Spanish in Bolivia and Peru. As part of this work, she has produced publications, tool kits and evaluation reports, documenting and sharing on-going learning and feeding this learning into curriculum, workshops, and conferences. Prior to coming to the Institute, Brianne worked for Oxfam Canada in Ethiopia and in the Human Rights and Participation Unit within Policy Branch at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). She holds a BA in Development Studies and an MA in International Affairs.
Julien Landry joined the Coady International Institute in April 2015 as Program Teaching Staff in the area of citizen engagement, advocacy and accountability. Julien brings over 10 years of experience at the intersection of citizen participation, community development and adult education, both in Canada and internationally. He has worked in several fields: participatory planning with community groups, public officials and urban planners, collaborative governance aimed at promoting accountability and social inclusion, human rights education and social mobilization, youth-centered community development programs, organizational development and strategic planning. Julien’s responsibilities include facilitating the Institute’s educational programs, developing curricula, engaging in research and supporting on- and off-campus projects and initiatives in the areas of citizen engagement, advocacy, social accountability, good governance and accountable democracy. Julien holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and a B.A. in International Development and Political Science.