Aminata B. Wurie
As CanWaCH’s Global Partnerships Officer, Aminata provides strategic assistance to the design and delivery of projects to galvanize continued engagement of global stakeholders. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from McGill University with a minor in Management. Most recently, Aminata worked for a youth-led organization advocating for the meaningful participation of young people in decision-making that affects their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Prior to that, she relocated to Sierra Leone to join the frontline of the Ebola response efforts. Working for the largest Social Mobilization Action Consortium (SMAC) in the region, she contributed to the development and facilitation of behavioural change campaigns in order to break the chain of transmission. She then co-founded the Survivor Dream Project (SDP) focused on both, providing support to female Ebola survivors and conducting empirical research on sustainable community recovery efforts targeting women and youth. Aminata is an intersectional feminist who continues to support and mentor young girls in Sierra Leone. She is also a true foodie and in her spare time, you can find her discovering new places to brunch.