Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi (they/elle), Racial Justice Expert Leila Moumouni-Tchouassi is the new racial justice expert at the ARC Hub. Nigerian and Cameroonian by birth, they live at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities that have influenced their studies in international development and their practice of community building and activism. They are excited to join Cooperation Canada and use the knowledge they have gained in their life to help and prepare the sector for groundbreaking transitions to truly sustainable, culturally competent and responsive work. They are here to ensure that we are equipped, but first and foremost they are here to listen, learn and grow directly with each of you. It is their honour and privilege to co-lead this project and to witness the necessary and innovative work that generations have called for.
Barbara Nzigiye (she/elle), ARC Program Coordinator Barbara Nzigiye is the new co-leader and program coordinator for the ARC Hub. Originally from Rwanda, she grew up in East Africa before coming to Canada for her undergraduate studies in political science, specializing in international politics and management. Her experiences, in her communities, professionally and in education, have influenced and continue to influence her understandings, beliefs and practice, particularly when it comes to cooperation and especially international cooperation. It is with enthusiasm and humility that she teams up with the ARC team to work on this ambitious and forward-thinking program that will honor the work of those in the cooperative world who have advanced anti-oppressive and anti-racist approaches.