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Brianne Peters

Brianne Peters is a Senior Program Staff at the Coady International Institute based at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She facilitates the Coady Institute’s overseas and Canada-based educational offerings in Asset-Based and Citizen-Led Development, addressing a variety of audiences including development practitioners, policy-makers, donors, academics, and undergraduate students. She also manages the Coady Institute’s partnerships in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana, which allows her the opportunity to spend four months every year in Africa. 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.

  • Joint (ad)ventures and (in)credible journeys evaluating innovation: asset-based community development in Ethiopia
  • Testing an asset-based community-driven development approach: 10 years of action research in Ethiopia
  • Humility and Audacity: The story of Vivre Saint-Michel en Santé
  • Participatory asset mapping in the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya
  • Putting producers at the centre of the value chain
  • “If change should come, we should bring it:” Stories of citizen-led development in Haiti (video documentaries and cases)
  • Applying an asset-based community development approach in Ethiopia: Final Evaluation
  • Capturing unpredictable and intangible change: evaluating an asset-based community development approach in Ethiopia.

Prior to coming to the Institute, Brianne worked in the Human Rights and Participation Unit within Policy Branch at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). She holds a BA in Development Studies from St. Francis Xavier University, and an MA in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. ​