Aaida A. Mamuji

School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 250
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33875
Emailamamuji@yorku.ca


Area of Specialization

Disaster & Emergency Management

Degrees

PhD, Public Administration, University of Ottawa
Masters of Arts, Globalization Studies, McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development:
  • Policy Advisor, September 2014-March 2015
  • Lead policy advisor on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the lead coordinator of United Nations General Assembly resolutions on humanitarian issues.
  • Cadieux-Léger Fellow, December 2013-September 2014
  • Engaged in projects exploring the implications of open government and Open Data on foreign policy and development, and the intersection between Canada’s promotion of religious freedom abroad and the respect of human rights.
Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa
Assisted the rapporteur of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Project Group on Safety and Security in producing an edited publication on comparative public administration in crisis situations. Participated as assistant researcher through the Centre of Governance at the University of Ottawa on the World Bank Institute's (WBI) Leadership for Results initiatives.
Human Capital Consultant at Ernst & Young, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Engaged in complete management consulting and organization restructuring projects for various organizations, including international trading companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Contributions

Program Coordinator for Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada
Assisted with the organization of the 16 Days of Action campaign, in collaboration with Crime Prevention Ottawa and Ottawa’s Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

North America Spokesperson for PeaceMidan

Participated in frequent media interviews (online, radio, television and print) to promote PeaceMidan, an Ottawa-based grassroots organization seeking to promote intellectual engagement, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Environmental Sustainability Liaison for Leadership Incorporated

Instilled sensitivity for environmental issues among high school students & encouraged development of relevant youth-run programs through leadership and business skills training. Organized "GO GREEN," Kuwait’s Amazing Environmental Race, where over 400 participants engaged in eco-friendly activities around Kuwait; event saw extensive media coverage.

World Health Organization Intern

Drafted a proposal for a new recording system to gauge domestic injury trends in Yemeni hospitals; proposal accepted. Networked with focal points for violence prevention, including various ministries, UNDP and UNICEF.

Research Interests

Public Administration , Emergency Management , Humanitarian Assistance , International Development, Coordination

All Publications

Journal Articles

Mamuji, A. (2014) . Understanding Donor Behaviour: Actors and Processes in Disaster-Relief Decision-Making. Revue Governance. pp. 1-21.

Mamuji, A. (2012) Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance: Progress and Prudence in Natural Disaster Response. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. 18-2, pp. 208-224.

Conference Papers

New Orleans, Louisiana. American Society of Public Administration, ASPA. (March 2013) . Understanding International Disaster-Relief Decisions: A Canadian Perspective.

Ottawa, ON. Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, CAPPA. (May 2012) . Deciding at Disaster Onset: The Pervasiveness of Ideas in Canada's International Disaster Responses.

Merida, Mexico. International Institute of Administrative Sciences, IIAS. (June 2012) . How Canada Responds to Natural Disasters Abroad: A Model of Collaboration.

Toronto, ON. Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century. (May 2011) . Whole-of-Government or Hole in Government? Towards Understanding the Dwindling ‘Voice’ of CIDA through Discursive Institutionalism.

Forthcoming

Mamuji, A. Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance within Donor Countries: A Canadian Perspective, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/DEMS3708 3.0  Social Issues in Disaster Management LECT  

Area of Specialization

Disaster & Emergency Management

Degrees

PhD, Public Administration, University of Ottawa
Masters of Arts, Globalization Studies, McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development:
  • Policy Advisor, September 2014-March 2015
  • Lead policy advisor on the humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the lead coordinator of United Nations General Assembly resolutions on humanitarian issues.
  • Cadieux-Léger Fellow, December 2013-September 2014
  • Engaged in projects exploring the implications of open government and Open Data on foreign policy and development, and the intersection between Canada’s promotion of religious freedom abroad and the respect of human rights.
Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa
Assisted the rapporteur of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Project Group on Safety and Security in producing an edited publication on comparative public administration in crisis situations. Participated as assistant researcher through the Centre of Governance at the University of Ottawa on the World Bank Institute's (WBI) Leadership for Results initiatives.
Human Capital Consultant at Ernst & Young, Kuwait City, Kuwait
Engaged in complete management consulting and organization restructuring projects for various organizations, including international trading companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Community Contributions

Program Coordinator for Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada
Assisted with the organization of the 16 Days of Action campaign, in collaboration with Crime Prevention Ottawa and Ottawa’s Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)

North America Spokesperson for PeaceMidan

Participated in frequent media interviews (online, radio, television and print) to promote PeaceMidan, an Ottawa-based grassroots organization seeking to promote intellectual engagement, social entrepreneurship and sustainable development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Environmental Sustainability Liaison for Leadership Incorporated

Instilled sensitivity for environmental issues among high school students & encouraged development of relevant youth-run programs through leadership and business skills training. Organized "GO GREEN," Kuwait’s Amazing Environmental Race, where over 400 participants engaged in eco-friendly activities around Kuwait; event saw extensive media coverage.

World Health Organization Intern

Drafted a proposal for a new recording system to gauge domestic injury trends in Yemeni hospitals; proposal accepted. Networked with focal points for violence prevention, including various ministries, UNDP and UNICEF.

Research Interests:

Public Administration , Emergency Management , Humanitarian Assistance , International Development, Coordination

All Publications

Journal Articles

Mamuji, A. (2014) . Understanding Donor Behaviour: Actors and Processes in Disaster-Relief Decision-Making. Revue Governance. pp. 1-21.

Mamuji, A. (2012) Canadian Military Involvement in Humanitarian Assistance: Progress and Prudence in Natural Disaster Response. Canadian Foreign Policy Journal. 18-2, pp. 208-224.

Conference Papers

New Orleans, Louisiana. American Society of Public Administration, ASPA. (March 2013) . Understanding International Disaster-Relief Decisions: A Canadian Perspective.

Ottawa, ON. Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration, CAPPA. (May 2012) . Deciding at Disaster Onset: The Pervasiveness of Ideas in Canada's International Disaster Responses.

Merida, Mexico. International Institute of Administrative Sciences, IIAS. (June 2012) . How Canada Responds to Natural Disasters Abroad: A Model of Collaboration.

Toronto, ON. Canadian Public Administration in the Twenty-First Century. (May 2011) . Whole-of-Government or Hole in Government? Towards Understanding the Dwindling ‘Voice’ of CIDA through Discursive Institutionalism.

Forthcoming

Mamuji, A. Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance within Donor Countries: A Canadian Perspective, in Dealing with Disaster: Public Capacities for Crisis and Contingency Management (provisional title), David Brown and Jacek Czaputowicz, eds.


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/DEMS3708 3.0  Social Issues in Disaster Management LECT