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 Senior Director, International Development Cooperation 



Anthea Mulakala is an accomplished development leader, manager, and policy specialist with more than 25 years of experience living and working in Asia. She has led and managed diverse teams, directly and remotely, to deliver high-impact programs in reproductive health, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, governance, and regional cooperation. Over the last decade, she has honed her expertise on Asian development cooperation, particularly understanding how rising powers, such as China and India, are transforming the 21st-century aid and development landscape. In addition to developing and implementing programs, she also writes, publishes, and speaks extensively on these issues. Mulakala also co-leads The Asia Foundation’s Future Skills Alliance, a broad coalition of public and private sector partners working together to deliver future skills at-scale to the region’s most marginalized. Prior to the Asia Foundation, she worked for The World Bank, UK DFID, the City of Melbourne, and the South Asia Partnership. 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with honors, from the University of Western Ontario; master’s degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.