Mark Meassick

Mark Meassick is currently USAID Mission Director in Uganda. He was previously the Uganda Deputy Mission Director for 3 years, and has worked with USAID in Afghanistan (2005), South Sudan (2006), Sudan, and Kenya (2013).


In Afghanistan, Mark “created new programs for rural finance and small and medium enterprise development, the two largest such USAID programs in the world at the time.” (USAID)


Prior to joining USAID, Mark worked for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). He wrote at the time:


I have been at the InterAmerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture for the last ten years. IICA is the organization responsible for agriculture within the Inter-American system that includes the OAS, IDB, PAHO and CIM. It receives dues from 34 member states... I've been working in poverty reduction programs all over Latin America and the Caribbean, mainly community-driven development and strategies for community investment, as well as on issues of agricultural health, food safety and trade negotiations for agriculture. [01/17]




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