Alnoor Meghani

About: 

I have been based in Nairobi, Kenya since November 2018 on a two year contract as the Canadian Regional Field Manager for a project with the Canadian Bar Association funded by Global Affairs Canada and working with the Law Societies of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and East Africa.

Since 2003, I have been involved in international capacity building work. I have worked with governmental and civil society institutions in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Bangladesh, Palestinian Authority, Jamaica and Afghanistan. During this work, I have provided technical legal assistance and expertise in the justice sector and assisted in reconstruction and institutional capacity-building. My role has been to advise on strategic, policy and operational matters in both international and domestic environments. 

 

In my different positions, I have had to liaise and maintain strong relations with a number of stakeholders – Ministers, Law Commission Chairs, current and former Chief Justices, Attorneys General, government officials and officials of donor agencies, in particular Global Affairs Canada and civil society organizations.

 

I have supported partner institutions in the project cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting), assisted in the preparation of the annual workplans and quarterly narrative reports, reviewed financial reports and monitored the collection of data to ensure project results are achieved and identified mitigation strategies where necessary.   

 

I have led, mentored and provided guidance to teams of lawyers and administrative staff both in Canada and abroad. An interesting component of working on different projects is providing advice and direction and exchanging concepts with the lawyers in other jurisdictions on how to enhance their justice system using the Canadian experience as well as the experienced gained by working with different legal systems and organizations. All the projects that I have directed have been multi-year, multi-million dollar projects.

 

Since 2003, I have been involved in international capacity building work. I have worked with governmental and civil society institutions in Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Bangladesh, Palestinian Authority, Jamaica and Afghanistan. During this work, I have provided technical legal assistance and expertise in the justice sector and assisted in reconstruction and institutional capacity-building. My role has been to advise on strategic, policy and operational matters in both international and domestic environments. 

 

In my different positions, I have had to liaise and maintain strong relations with a number of stakeholders – Ministers, Law Commission Chairs, current and former Chief Justices, Attorneys General, government officials and officials of donor agencies, in particular Global Affairs Canada and civil society organizations.

 

I have supported partner institutions in the project cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting), assisted in the preparation of the annual workplans and quarterly narrative reports, reviewed financial reports and monitored the collection of data to ensure project results are achieved and identified mitigation strategies where necessary.   

 

I have led, mentored and provided guidance to teams of lawyers and administrative staff both in Canada and abroad. An interesting component of working on different projects is providing advice and direction and exchanging concepts with the lawyers in other jurisdictions on how to enhance their justice system using the Canadian experience as well as the experienced gained by working with different legal systems and organizations. All the projects that I have directed have been multi-year, multi-million dollar projects.

 

 

Expertise/Interests: 
Advocacy
Capacity Development
Civil Society and Institutional Strengthening
Community Development
Evaluation
Financial Management
Gender
Governance
Law
Monitoring
Participatory Approaches
Performance Measurement
Project Management
Project Planning and Design
Results Based Management
Technical Advice
Training
Membership in Professional Societies: 
Member, Law Society of Ontario