Mr. Hugh Brown is an experienced manager of complex programs in transitioning and conflict-affected environments. He has extensive experience providing technical assistance, training and grants management on programs designed to enhance youth participation, civic engagement and civil society advocacy, as well as local organization capacity building and improvement of municipal service delivery for facilitating longer term development. His experience includes technical know-how transfer through appropriate technology and income generation opportunities for improving livelihoods of vulnerable individuals, including youth, internally displaced persons (IDPs), victims of conflict, widows and other marginalized groups in multi-cultural settings. Programs implemented engaged and empowered citizens through enhanced public awareness of their rights and responsibilities, actively incorporating gender awareness, equality and equity into project designs, and hands-on activities with local organizations and private and public sector authorities to strengthen democratic practices and local ownership of reforms.
With an international development career of more than 24 years, Mr. Brown has worked in various capacities with progressively higher levels of responsibility and authority, including Program Director, Chief of Party and Country Director for programs funded by the USAID, Office of Transition Initiatives/Community Resilience Office (OTI/CRO), World Bank, Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (BPRM), ExxonMobil, and the U.S. Peace Corps in: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia and Uganda. Mr. Brown has an established reputation for displaying high-levels of accountability, integrity and responsibility. He holds an M.S. in Economics from the University of Kentucky.