Meghan Watkinson

Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination, Global Affairs Canada

Meghan Watkinson started as Director, International Assistance Policy Coordination in September 2018. Her team leads on implementation of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy and coordinating Canada’s international assistance to advance the 2030 Agenda.

As the former Director, Governance in the Global Issues and Development Branch of Global Affairs Canada, Meghan led the department’s work on advancing SDG 16 and was the co-chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development-Development Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) Network on Governance.


Meghan has worked on development issues in various positions within the former Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and at Global Affairs Canada. She holds a Masters of Arts (International Affairs) from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

My Sessions

Canada’s Global Leadership on the 2030 Agenda

Room 106 C

REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE   In June 2019, the Government of Canada launched its’ interim strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda. The strategy includes 30 concrete actions and will serve as the basis for the development of Canada’s National 2030 Agenda Strategy. Following opening remarks with government representation that will explore Canada’s […]