Anthony Scoggins

Director of Education Programs

Anthony brings 40 years of professional experience in the management of international development organisations and programs, a career that was launched as a participant of Coady’s Diploma in Social Development in 1979. Anthony was on faculty at Coady from 1980 to 2000 where his primary focus was in the area of cooperative studies and microfinance. His career has engaged him at local, national and global levels, working with a range of institutions and agencies.  At different times, he has worked as staff or consultant for Global Affairs Canada (CIDA/DFATD), Ford Foundation, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, USAID, Abt Associates, and Canadian Cooperative Association.

Anthony has spent more than ten years living and working overseas, engaged with counterpart organisations in over 35 countries of Africa, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean. In Nepal, he supported the foundation of a national Centre for Micro-Finance.  Most recently he served as the Director of International Programs at Oxfam Canada where he provided strategic humanitarian, development, learning and advocacy leadership and led Oxfam’s Global Change Goal on Gender Justice for five years.

An accomplished trainer and facilitator, Anthony has designed and delivered educational programs from local villages to national training centres. As a community organizer, he has worked with citizens groups in the formation of credit unions, housing coops and consumer coops, as well as various political and advocacy campaigns.  As a manager, coach and consultant, Anthony has led complex processes of organisational development and change, within local and national agencies, as well as networks and global confederations.

In addition to his Coady Diploma, Anthony holds a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, England, and a Maîtrise en gestion et dévelopment des coopératives, from Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec. He is also an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada.