International Development Group


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The University of Waterloo’s International Development Group was established to provide best in-class technical assistance and project management by pooling the knowledge and expertise of the University, its partner institutions, industries and governments to help our clients achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

The International Development Group (IDG) leverages unique expertise and capacities in research and education to provide solutions that improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children, men and women in the developing world. Developing capacities of individuals and institutions, working with the civil society, governments, academia and the private sector, our impact can be seen in improved quality and delivery of social services. 

About the International Development Group

What we do

uWaterloo is a destination for people with big dreams and the courage to pursue them. A destination of knowledge, inspiration, talent and goodwill. We want to share our world of opportunity here and around the world, help our partners build capacity and improve their institutional capacities, systems and services. Our faculty and partners benefit from the funding opportunities, collaborative international development projects and engaging educational events and opportunities we provide through international development.

How we can help you

We offer results-focused project design and management and world-class technical assistance in the following fields:

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Poverty alleviation
  • STEM and polytechnical education for the Industry 4.0 Era
  • Higher education strengthening and modernization
  • Curriculum development and E- Learning
  • Innovation for environmentally friendly industrial and infrastructure development
  • Gender equality and social inclusion
  • Public- Private Partnerships to support achievement of SDG goals
  • Institutional capacity building and competency-based training programs

Get involved

Get in touch to learn more about International Development Group (IDG) at

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Our People- International Development Group

  • Bill Duggan
    • IDG Director- Program Design, Results & Sustainability
  • Jean Lowry
    • IDG Director- Business Development, Client Services & Project Management
  • Nancy Sej
    • IDG Manager-Financial Management
  • Laura Wilson
    • IDG Manager-Business Development & Project Management