Mr. Provash Budden has 20 years of international development experience encompassing leadership, program design, management and implementation of emergency and development programs. Currently he is the Americas Regional Director for Mercy Corps leading programs on land rights, financial services, access to education, economic development, violence prevention, natural resource management and support to displaced communities affected by conflict and natural disasters.
Mr. Budden has designed and implemented innovative governance, economic recovery and microfinance programs that are based on community-mobilization and citizen participation in complex, man-made and natural disaster-affected environments. He has completed long and short-term assignments in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia for the UN, World Bank and international NGOs with over fourteen years of senior management experience.
Provash Budden holds a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and currently resides in Bogotá, Colombia with his Spanish wife and son, though Portland, Oregon is home where he loves to ski.