David Schwartz is the director of IDRC’s Donor Partnerships Division, which fosters collaborations with other research funders, donors, international organizations, and Canadian agencies to advance research for development. He also oversees the Resource Mobilization for Research program, which supports our grantees’ efforts to achieve financial sustainability.
Schwartz joined IDRC as a senior project and partnerships officer in 2002. A chartered financial analyst (Level 1), he had worked in the financial sector at CIBC World Markets in Toronto. He has undertaken field research on the commercialization of microfinance at Prodem Fondo Financiero Privado in Bolivia.
Schwartz holds an MA in environment studies from York University and a BA in political science from the University of Western Ontario.
Lisa BurleySenior Partnership Officer
Lisa Burley is a Senior Partnership Officer with the Donor Partnerships Division (DPD). Since joining IDRC in 1998, Burley has held progressively senior positions across the Centre, including a two-year secondment to the Risk Management and Internal Audit unit. Burley pioneered DPD’s early programming in resource mobilization for IDRC and led initial research for the Division on the effectiveness of donor partnerships. Previously, she worked on private sector issues associated with mineral mining in the Andes and spent two years in Ecuador with the World Conservation Union’s Regional Office for South America. She holds a BA in international development and anthropology from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in environmental studies from Dalhousie University, and is nearing completion of a graduate certificate in Program Evaluation at the University of Ottawa.
Nicole GénéreuxSenior Partnership Officer
Nicole Généreux is a Senior Partnership Officer with the Donor Partnerships Division (DPD). A long-time member of the DPD team since 2002, she was the regional partnership officer based in Dakar, Senegal, before joining the team in Ottawa at head office in 2009. Her work in development has taken her to Haiti, Senegal, and Benin, and to such organizations, as the United Nations Development Programme, as well as Canadian NGOs, and local universities. In Canada, she was the director of the non-profit, Quebec-based organization L’AMIE, which championed children’s rights and education in Rwanda and Haiti. Généreux holds a master’s degree in both business administration and rural economics from Université Laval and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Sherbrooke.
Suzanne TaylorProject and Partnership Officer
Since 2005, Suzanne Taylor has worked in a number of programs at IDRC, including the Peace, Conflict, and Development program and the Evaluation Unit. She is now a Project and Partnership Officer with the Donor Partnerships Division (DPD). Before joining IDRC, Taylor worked in the non-governmental sector in Canada, El Salvador, and Jamaica, focusing on gender issues, including violence against women, gender policy analysis and development, and gender and peacebuilding. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Ottawa and a MA in international development studies from St. Mary’s University.
Jacinthe MarcilProgram Management Officer
Jacinthe Marcil is the DPD's Progam Management Officer. She joined the Division as a research intern after working as a summer student with IDRC’s Special Initiatives Division. She holds a BSc Honours in international studies and modern languages and a master’s degree in comparative politics from the University of Ottawa. Her master’s thesis explored the political empowerment and transforming identity of the tribal peoples of Bihar, India. Marcil has been involved in grassroot organizations in India and lived in New Zealand through the Student’s Working Abroad Program.
Hoda HarbOutreach Officer
Hoda Harb is the Outreach Officer for the Donor Partnerships Division based in IDRC's regional office in Cairo, Egypt. Before joining IDRC in June 2009, Harb worked as a program officer at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems in their Egypt field office where she assisted the country director in the execution of programs related to democracy and governance in Egypt. She has also held positions with Egypt’s International Relations Department at the Ministry of State for Administrative Development and was a researcher and program coordinator at the Center for Political Research and Studies at Cairo University. Harb holds a BSc in political science from Cairo University and is finalizing her MA in international relations.
Marie-Francoise NsengiyumvaExecutive Assistant
Marie-Francoise Nsengiyumva is the Executive Assistant for DPD. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with a specialization in translation, from the University of Ottawa. Before joining IDRC, she worked in the private sector, gaining experience in a number of fields, including communications, international development, information technology, event planning, and human resources.