Asia Foundation Announces Meloney C. Lindberg as Country Representative in Cambodia

San Francisco and Phnom Penh, August 1, 2017 — The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Meloney C. Lindberg as country representative in Cambodia. In this capacity, she will oversee a portfolio of projects focusing on strengthening women’s economic and educational opportunities that include supporting education through creating original reading materials for children. The Foundation additionally supports STEM careers among youth through career introductory videos, is harnessing technology to productively engage youth in Cambodia’s growing economy and is advancing sub-national governance through research and learning.

Meloney Lindberg has spent the past 15 years serving in four different country offices, including as deputy country representative in the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, and most recently as country representative in Mongolia for the last eight years. In Mongolia, she oversaw the Foundation’s programs which advance transparent and accountable governance, enhance citizens’ participation, promote women’s economic rights, engage in regional cooperation, and strengthen responsible environmental resource use.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lindberg held positions with a variety of organizations, including Development Alternatives, Inc. that managed the Women in Development Technical Assistance (WIDTECH) Project funded by the US Agency for International Development, Young & Rubicam Advertising, All Nippon Airways, the Kagoshima City government in Japan, and the Department of Information and International Relations of the Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharamsala, India.

Meloney holds a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Miami University of Ohio. She also studied at the Kansai University of Foreign Studies in Osaka, Japan.

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 programs address critical issues affecting Asia in the 21st century—governance and law, economic development, women’s empowerment, environment, and regional cooperation.

Read more about The Asia Foundation’s work in Cambodia here.

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