Kenneth Neufeld (BA [Political Science], Carleton University, 1980) joined External Affairs and International Trade Canada in 1989 as a foreign service officer and moved to the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1992. Previously, Mr. Neufeld had served in Tanzania with Cuso International and on contract to CIDA for a series of development projects. Mr. Neufeld has been posted to Port-au-Prince (1992 to 1994), Lima (1994 to 1995), La Paz (1995 to 1998), Dar es Salaam (2002 to 2006) and Maputo (2009 to 2012). During his time at Headquarters, Mr. Neufeld has worked with the Canadian Partnership Branch, as a program officer in the Andes Program and as country program manager for Nicaragua and Honduras. From 2007 to 2009, he was director of geographic programs in CIDA’s East and Southern Africa Division. In 2012, Mr. Neufeld became director-general for West and Central Africa. He is married to Cheryl Frankiewicz.
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