Alinea’s mission is to provide management and technical expertise characterized by: teamwork, results-based project design, sustainability, participatory methodologies and local input and ownership. We aim to be catalysts of change and opportunity, to be leaders and partners in international development, providing our best people and expertise to contribute to sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
alinea at a glance
projects around the world
field offices around the world
years of project management experience
staff in canada & around the world
where we work
Alinea has worked in more than 88 countries around the world.
CANADA, HONDURAS, NICARAGUA, HAITI, PANAMA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, PERU, BOLIVIA, URUGUAY, VENEZUELA, CHILE, ARGENTINA, COSTA RICA, GUATEMALA, EL SALVADOR, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, ROMANIA, CROATIA, UZBEKISTAN, UK, SWEDEN, MONGOLIA, CHINA, INDIA, AFGHANISTAN, BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN, BRUNEI, VIETNAM, CAMBODIA, THAILAND, PHILIPPINES, LAOS, MYANMAR, NEPAL, SRI LANKA, INDONESIA, BHUTAN, CAMEROON, IRAQ, EGYPT, JORDAN, PALESTINE (WEST BANK AND GAZA), MOROCCO, MALI, SOUTH SUDAN, ETHIOPIA, GHANA, KENYA, SIERRA LEONE, MALAWI, NIGERIA, TANZANIA, UGANDA, MOZAMBIQUE, YEMEN, SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE, BURKINA FASO, BENIN, SENEGAL, FIJI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, ANGUILLA, SUDAN, UGANDA, RWANDA, SOMALIA, NZ, YEMEN, GEORGIA, ARMENIA, MOLDOVA, NORTH MACEDONIA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, SERBIA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, VANUATU, FIJI, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TONGA, TIMOR-LESTE, SAMOA, KIRIBATI, AUSTRALIA
Founded in 1986, as Agriteam Canada, Alinea International has successfully delivered more than 500 projects worldwide – in agriculture and food security; education and education reform; governance and public sector reform; economic growth and livelihoods; health; gender equality; legal and judicial reform; peace and security; and environment and climate change. During these 34 years, we have designed, implemented, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for Global Affairs Canada, the Department for International Development (UK), the European Commission, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations, among others.
In implementing projects, we attach great importance to, and provide appropriate expertise in, institutional strengthening, capacity building, gender equality, social welfare, environmental awareness and participatory methodologies. We use in-house specialists and leading international professionals to provide the technical and management skills required to achieve the required project impacts.
Alinea has a global presence with offices in Calgary and Gatineau, Canada; London, England; and Sydney and Melbourne, Australia in addition to field offices in Colombia, Mongolia, Mali, Ghana, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, Ukraine, Armenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova, and Serbia.
alinea’s senior management
ROBERT (BOB) FRANCIS, B.Sc.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Francis founded Agriteam in 1986 and is the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Francis has Bachelor of Science degrees in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta (UAlberta) and completed Master of Science (agriculture) studies at UAlberta and took post-graduate studies in Agricultural Science at the University of Nottingham, School of Agriculture. In addition to running the day-to-day operation of Alinea, Mr. Francis owns and operates a cattle ranch in Priddis, Alberta.
GAYLE TURNER, M.A., B.Ed.
Vice President, Gender and Social Development Specialist
With a Masters’ degree in Social Work (Community Development) from the University of Toronto, Ms. Turner has designed, managed, monitored and evaluated international development projects for more than 35 years. Ms. Turner joined Alinea in 1991 as Vice President and manages Alinea’s operations out of Gatineau, Québec. Ms. Turner is a skilled trainer and facilitator and her expertise includes capacity development, institutional strengthening, participatory development, gender equality and governance, results-based management and performance measurement. She has worked in more than 30 countries, with long-term assignments in Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
CHARLES DUFF, B.Sc (Hons), FRGS, FIC
Vice President and Managing Director
Charles Duff previously led the global international development business of Palladium International Development and the European operating companies of Coffey International Development and Enterplan. He has also been responsible for managing businesses operating in the fields of geotechnical engineering, environment, commercial advisory, and construction project management. Mr. Duff supports British Expertise as a member of the Advisory Board and is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Consulting and of the Royal Geographic Society.