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  • Monitor and evaluate SHIFT’s current governance structure, taking into account questions of accountability, distribution of power in decision-making, engagement of community- and university-based stakeholders, financial sustainability for participants and alignment with SHIFT’s values and ways of working.
  • Consider alternative governance models that may be appropriate for SHIFT, including the cluster model of governance developed by SHIFT’s Interim Leadership Team.
  • Provide recommendations to the SHIFT Steering Committee for a revised governance model, including an implementation plan, for 2020 and beyond.



Fabiola Mizero Ngirabatware is our Governance Advisor leading the Governance working group.

Fabiola works as a consultant at the Center for Community Organizations. In her work, she has supported non-for-profits, municipalities, and academic structures to address structural challenges. She is passionate about human systems and anything that can shape organizational behaviors and learning. Fabiola's mandate is to monitor and evaluate the existing SHIFT Governance model in order to improve information flow and decision-making processes with the aim of developing a more fair, inclusive and experimental governance model.

For more details, you can review the job description that outlines Fabiola's responsibilities and mandate.


Is alternative governance your passion? Email us at if you'd like to get involved with the Goverance Working Group.

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