Leading World Vision in The Congo

Anne-Marie Connor, originally from Sarnia, Ont., leads the work of the humanitarian organization World Vision in the Democratic Republic of Congo, serving as its national director.

Articles in The Sarnia Journal and The National Post described her important work in the African country.

Connor graduated from U of G with a masters degree in political science and international development in 2004. 

A senior humanitarian and development professional, she has spent about 15 years in resource mobilization, program management and leadership roles in a number of conflict-affected environments. 

Her work has especially focused on emergency response, food security, child protection and resilience programming. World Vision is currently assisting the country cope with outbreaks of both COVID-19 and Ebola. 

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, she oversees a staff of 400 staff and an annual budget of $40 million.