The Asia Foundation Appoints Pauline Tweedie Country Representative for Timor-Leste

San Francisco and Dili, February 22, 2019 — The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Pauline Tweedie as country representative in Timor-Leste. With over 20 years of experience working across Asia in the international development sector, Tweedie oversees a country team focused on good governance, reducing violence against women, promoting peace and justice and building an inclusive economy, and will continue to build on the Timor-Leste’s office strong regional and local partnerships.

Tweedie has been with the Foundation since 2003, most recently as a senior technical advisor with The Asia Foundation’s Program Specialist Group and a member of the Conflict and Fragility team. She also brings extensive quantitative and qualitative research experience having led numerous public perception research projects and overseeing a review of all Asia Foundation perception survey work to gather and document 300 surveys which resulted in the development of the Foundation’s data visualization portal.

Previously, Tweedie served as The Asia Foundation’s deputy country representative for Thailand from 2009 to 2016, where she was responsible for overseeing conflict mitigation programs in Thailand’s deep south. She has also worked for the Foundation in Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In addition to her work for The Asia Foundation, Tweedie has extensive international NGO experience, serving as research consultant for JICA and USAID, and as gender advisor for GIZ Afghanistan.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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