Deputy Regional Director for Middle East and North Africa Programs
Jeffrey England is Deputy Regional Director for NDI's Middle East and North Africa (MENA) division. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. England served as NDI's Resident Country Director for Morocco and Algeria, and was the Institute's representative for the Maghreb North Africa until offices opened in Tunisia and Libya in mid-2011. Prior to assuming his post in Morocco in 2009, Mr. England spent four years managing the Institute's Maghreb portfolio from Washington, D.C. During that time, he helped direct operations for NDI's Algeria office and oversaw programming expansion to include Tunisia and Libya, as well as the opening of the Institute's office in Mauritania. He also spearheaded cross-regional collaboration initiatives, including the launch of one of the first multilingual online hubs for democratic activists across the Middle East and North Africa region. Before joining NDI, Mr. England spent six years with the Education Department of World Wildlife Fund, departing the organization as manager of conservation education. In that role, he oversaw international partnerships and supervised programs that emphasized citizen action. Previously, as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Mr. England lived in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco where he worked as a rural socio-economic planner in a newly established national park. He liaised with local residents, non-governmental organizations and park administrators to develop community based management plans, design income-generation programs and enhance citizen participation in resource management. Mr. England received his undergraduate degree in history and international studies from Hanover College in Indiana and his graduate degree in African Studies from Yale University.
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