The Asia Foundation Appoints Pauline Tweedie as Deputy Country Representative in Thailand

San Francisco and Bangkok, August 4, 2009 — The Asia Foundation announced the appointment of Pauline Tweedie as Deputy Country Representative in Thailand. She succeeds Gretchen Kunze, who served as Deputy Country Representative from 2006 to June 2009 and now heads the Foundation’s office in Laos. Ms. Tweedie most recently served as the gender advisor for the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Afghanistan.

Ms. Tweedie first joined The Asia Foundation in 2003 as a Program Officer for the Information and Communications Technology program in Cambodia where she helped launch a nationwide network of 22 community centers which provided communities in many provinces with their first access to computers and the Internet. From 2005 to 2008, she was the Foundation’s Election Program Advisor in Nepal and Bangladesh and a Consultant with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan.

With over 10 years of international development experience in South and Southeast Asia, Ms. Tweedie has served in diverse roles including as a research consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency Afghanistan’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs Support Program, a consultant with USAID’s Afghanistan Rule of Law Project, a Project Manger for KPNQwest in the Netherlands, and a Project Coordinator for Oxfam Quebec in Vietnam.

Ms. Tweedie received her B.A. in administrative and commercial studies from the University of Western Ontario and her M.A. in international affairs from Tuft University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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