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Don Boring

Don Boring

Former Director, Field Operations (Southeast Asia)


Tel: (415) 982-4640

Fax: (415) 392-8863

Email: dboring@asiafound.org

Expertise: Political, economic, and social issues in Asia, with emphasis on Southeast Asia, North and South Korea; small and medium enterprises, political-economic relations, and international linkages.

Don Boring left the Foundation in October, 2013.

Don Boring was The Asia Foundation's Director, Field Operations (Southeast Asia). From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Boring was Deputy Chief of Party for Finance and Administration in Nepal with John Snow, Inc. where he created, managed, and administered systems and policies for a $35 million USAID-funded public health program; supervised 195 technical and support staff; and managed a consortium of international and local partners, including Care, the Red Cross, and Save the Children.

From 2002 to 2003, he was Mission Director for Mercy Corps in Pristina, Kosovo. From 2001 to 2002, he was Program Director for UMCOR in Pristina, Kosovo, where he created and implemented programs designed to strengthen small business and business linkages across ethnic divides. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Boring served as Program Manager for the International Finance Corporation's (IFC's) Mekong Project Development Facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Other positions held in Asia include: Researcher at the Institute for Far Eastern Studies in Seoul, South Korea; Project Manager, for Asian Sources Media in Manila, Philippines; Special Advisor to the Secretary General at UNESCO in Seoul, South Korea; Northeast Asia-based Stringer for Global Sources Media Group of magazines; and Administrator of a Vocational Training Center at a Philippine Refugee Processing Center.

Education: Masters Degree in International Administration from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont and a BA in Journalism from the University of Houston.

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