Julie Lafrance

Senior Program Specialist - Capacity Development and Training

Julie holds a Master's degree in International Business Economics from Aalborg University in Denmark and an undergraduate degree in Business from Catawba College, North Carolina. Prior to joining the Think Tank Initiative, Julie was a consultant for 8 years with the International Finance Corporation in Washington, DC. Her role included building capacity of financial institutions and other financial sector stakeholders in emerging markets to integrate environmental and social considerations into their lending practices and develop new business in sustainable energy finance. She was responsible for managing grantees and raising donor funds for the Sustainable Financial Markets Facility from 2003 – 2007. She has worked for the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Thailand where she focused on resource mobilization and partnership development. Julie has worked for various institutions in Canada including McGill University and Oxfam Quebec.

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on June 16, 2017
Think tanks in Africa are finding it harder than ever to secure long term and flexible forms of core funding.
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on July 25, 2016
How can a program like the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) contribute to stronger and more sustainable think tanks?
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on July 20, 2015
The April 18th Libyan boat disaster represented the largest single day loss of life during a migrant crossing to Europe in history. Given the steady stream of migrants arriving by boat to Southern Europe every month, coupled with the estimated 1,750 migrants that have died in the Mediterranean Sea so far this year, many European countries have faced a serious wake-up call, triggering pleas for collective action.