The Asia Foundation Appoints Todd Wassel Country Representative in Laos

San Francisco and Vientiane, February 26, 2019 — The Asia Foundation announces the appointment of Todd Wassel as country representative in Laos. Prior to this appointment, Wassel served as the Foundation’s country representative in Timor-Leste, where he managed programs that help build responsive state institutions to prevent crime and conflict through community-oriented policing and strengthening local governance at the community level.

Before joining the Foundation, Todd served as a Tourism Advisor with UNDP for an ethnically-mixed area in Southern Kosovo, and as an Area Based Development Program Coordinator under the United Nation’s Resident Coordinator’s Office, where he managed a six UN agency service delivery and conflict prevention program in the divided city of Mitrovica in Northern Kosovo.

Wassel also previously worked with USAID and the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions in Sri Lanka. He has extensive experience working with both local and international NGOs in conflict and post conflict countries and helping governments develop inclusive decisions making structures for good public policy.

Wassel received a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Comparative Religions from Colgate University, and a master’s degree in International Development and Conflict Resolution from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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