Edith Gingras

Edith Gingras

Program Manager - Africa, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Currently employed at Federation of Canadian Municipalities


Previous: Université De Montréal



    Ms. Gingras, is a local government program manager and municipal planner specialized in local governance and decentralization issues. She has over 23 years of experience working in local government. Her experience includes working in both Canadian and African municipalities on management issues (council and service management), in citizen involvement in participatory decision-making processes, in development planning /urban management strategies, lobbying and advocacy central government towards increasing decentralization of municipal competencies, in the implementation of urban and rural development policies, as well as in local and regional economic development. Her latest position has enabled her to further develop and manage innovating governance projects for local and regional governments in Africa and to develop municipal capacity building training modules in management of municipal urban services. She is currently responsible for facilitating and coordinating the design and development of local governance, municipal capacity building and decentralization (local government) programs, strategies for assigned countries (East and West African experience), overseeing and facilitating project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting in assigned areas, advancing the strategic interests of employer and Identifying new opportunities, future directions and potential sources of new funding in assigned areas, coordinating input by all project participants, facilitating the development of strategic alliances, partnership and networks and representing the program, contributing to efficient and effective Africa Program management and administration. She is fluent in English and French. Specialties: Areas of Expertise: Decentralization & Local Governance, Economic Policy, Institutional Development, Legal/Policy Reform, Project Management, Training, Urban & Regional Development


Program Manager - Africa / Gestionnaire de Programme - Afrique

At Federation of Canadian Municipalities

From April 2003 to Present

Université De Montréal, Montréal

Master, Institut d'Urbanisme

From September 1992 to April 1994
Bourse Groupe Interuniversitaire de l'UdeM