The Asia Foundation Appoints Sam Chittick as Philippines Country Representative

Manila, July 1, 2017 — The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Sam Chittick as country representative in the Philippines. Chittick joined the Foundation on July 1, with over 20 years of development experience across Asia and Africa, and 10 years of experience in the Philippines. He oversees a large country team with offices in Manila, Cotabato, and Zamboanga, and a program focused on supporting economic growth, strengthening justice and the rule of law, fostering peace and development, and improving governance.

Chittick has deep expertise in a number of the core areas of Foundation work, including governance and decentralization; peace, security and conflict; local economic development; and human rights and the rule of law.

Chittick will continue to build on the strong Philippine and regional partnerships for the Foundation that have developed over 60 years of Foundation presence in Asia. Prior to joining the Foundation, he worked within a range of development organizations, including the World Bank, Australian Aid, the United Nations, GIZ, and non-government organizations in 14 countries across Asia and Africa.

Chittick holds a master’s degree in International and Community Development from Deakin University, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sydney University, Australia.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.

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