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Julie Crowley

Regional Director, Central and West Africa

Prior to joining IDRC in 2019, Julie worked at Global Affairs Canada, where she focused on African issues. Since 2005, she has worked on diplomatic assignments to Zimbabwe, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, where her responsibilities included work with the African Union. Julie also has a broad range of experience in communications, strategic advice and analysis, management, corporate governance, and diplomacy.

Julie’s background is in law and environmental international relations, which includes working as a research assistant at the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biodiversity. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a certificate in journalism from Université Laval, as well as a master’s degree in international relations from the Université du Quebec à Montreal.