Ms. Barrett is currently based in the United States.
Brenda Barrett has over 19 years of experience in international development. Specializing in post-conflict, transitional work, she has served with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID and Department of Defense implementing partners, Peace Corps, the United Nations and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Ms. Barrett has been based in locations around the world including Washington, DC, Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Central America and the Balkans.
Her expertise includes program design, implementation and evaluation. She has significant experience running country programs including administration and financial, representational and human resources management. She is proficient in designing and implementing new development assistance and transition programs, conducting program evaluations and providing strategic planning guidance to both field and headquarters staff for both military and civilian audiences. Particular expertise includes designing post-conflict, transition assistance programs and local level recovery and mitigation programs for countries affected by or vulnerable to natural disasters as well as non-formal education and income generation programs for youth.
Ms. Barrett has lectured and presented papers on topics including ethnic conflict, development, natural disasters, transition politics and peace processes. Venues include Sciences Po, Tulane University and the University of Denver.
Ms. Barrett holds a PhD (ABD) in International Development from Tulane University School of Law, an MS in International Development from Tulane University, a Diploma in African Political Studies from the University of Cape Town and a BA in Politics from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Barrett is fluent in Spanish and French.
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