OTTAWA -- The spring meeting of The North-South Institute
Board of Directors has elected Bonnie Campbell
as its new chairperson.Dr. Campbell, a professor with the Department of Political Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) succeeds, Betty Plewes, who has fulfilled her term (three, two-year appointments) as a member of the board of The North-South Institute (NSI).
brings years of academic and practical knowledge in the field of international development to her
position as NSI Board Chair.She
has been involved in programs geared to reinforcing the research capacity necessary for international development.Her responsibilities have included being the Director of the Francophone African Development Doctoral Dissertation Workshops Programme (1996-2000) for the Rockefeller Fondation; Co-Director of the Programme Francophone de Formation à la Recherche pour le Développement en Afrique for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), (1998-2000); member of several scientific committees for CODESRIA - Conseil pour le Développement de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales en Afrique CODESRIA, including the Comité scientifique Post-ajustement and the Comité scientifique du Fonds d'Aide et de Coopération en sciences sociales sur l'Afrique subsaharienne (FAC), Paris, and l'Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, IRD.
Paris (2000).Ms. Campbell has been a consultant or program administrator for various agencies including: the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO - Vienna); the Canadian International Development Agency; the coordinating committee of the Programme de renforcement institutionnel en matière technologique en Afrique francophone (PRIMTAF); the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; IDRC (Ottawa); and the Rockefeller Foundation (New York).
has a wide-range of experience in researching various issues related to Africa.Past areas of research include: the political economy of Côte d'Ivoire; the social and political implications of structural adjustment policies in Africa; bauxite and alumina production in Guinea.Her
current research concerns the institutional reforms proposed by multilateral financial institutions in areas such as good governance and poverty reduction; Canadian policies of international development assistance; the current political crisis in Côte d'Ivoire; and the impact of mining activities in Africa for social and economic development.With regard to the latter, she is currently Director of the Groupe de recherche sur les activités minières en Afrique, Centre Études Internationales et Mondialisation, Faculté de science politique et de droit, Université du Québec à Montréal.