Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination
Meghan Watkinson started as Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination in September 2018. Her team leads on implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and coordinating Canada’s international assistance to advance the 2030 Agenda.
As the former Director, Governance in the Global Issues and Development Branch of Global Affairs Canada, Meghan led the department’s work on advancing SDG 16 and was the co-chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) Network on Governance.
Meghan has worked on development issues in various positions within the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and at Global Affairs Canada. She holds a Masters of Arts (International Affairs) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.