2004 Conference Videos: Rieky Stuart

Rieky Stuart has over thirty years of professional experience in international development. Her interest is in building effective organizations that can meet the challenges of both change and social justice. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, one of Canada's leading international cooperation NGOs.

Ms. Stuart has taught in Thailand at the university and teacher's college level, managed 'One Sky', a Saskatoon-based centre for public education about international development, and worked in the education department of the National Farmers Union. Ms. Stuart has also worked for CUSO, initially as field staff in Botswana, and subsequently as a senior manager.

At the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University Ms. Stuart taught as an assistant professor. In addition to teaching courses and workshops in Canada, Asia and Africa on gender and development, organizational management and development, and development management, she worked as an international consultant for a range of NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations.

In 1995 Ms. Stuart was appointed Deputy Director of the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC).

Ms. Stuart has served in a voluntary capacity on a number of Boards, including the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Partnership Africa Canada, the Antigonish Women's Association, the North South Institute, and the Association for Women in Development.

Ms. Stuart has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, an M.Sc. in planning from the University of Toronto, and a Master's degree in Management from McGill. She is the author of a number of books and articles on gender and international development and development.

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