Research and Policy Manager, Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC)
Fraser is the Research and Policy Manager at the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC). CCIC is Canada’s national coalition of civil society organizations (CSOs) working globally to achieve sustainable human development. Its members represent a broad range of CSOs working in international development and humanitarian assistance — from faith-based and secular groups to labour unions, cooperatives and professional associations. Among other things, Fraser sits on Global Affairs Canada’s (GAC) Advisory Group on the implementation of GAC’s Civil Society Partnership Policy, has done analysis and presentations on GAC’s Feminist International Assistance Policy, and led the production of "Progressing National SDG Implementation," the second in a series of independent assessments by civil society of the Voluntary National Reviews presented by governments in 2017 to the UN’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. The report uses the VNRs to identify emerging and best practice in SDG implementation.
Prior to joining CCIC, Fraser worked for eight years at the Halifax Initiative Coalition, doing research and advocacy on the International Financial Institutions and Export Credit Agencies. In a volunteer capacity, he sat on the boards of the Canary Research Institute on Mining, Environment and Health and UNIFEM Canada. He has a Masters in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.
Having studied different SDG approaches from around the world, Fraser believes that Canada faces several unique challenges that it will need to tailor its approach around. “Undoing centuries of colonizing indigenous populations, and helping the public understand that everyone has something to gain in promoting a more sustainable approach to people and the planet have to be core to our approach,” says Fraser. He can be found running, road biking or hitting the road with his family in his spare time.