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For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
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- Project Director, Leaders Advancing Democracy-Mongolia
Adam LeClair is an international development professional with more than 10 years of experience in program management and design, democracy and governance issues, direct community engagement, and civil society strengthening. He has experience implementing initiatives in Myanmar, Afghanistan, and Moldova specifically focused on emerging democratic advocates, civil society strengthening, civic education and advocacy, governance, and youth empowerment. LeClair's technical expertise includes civil society development, training and education initiatives with a special focus on advancing civic engagement opportunities for women and youth through inclusive program interventions. LeClair is currently project director for World Learning’s USAID-funded Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD)-Mongolia Project supporting the next generation of change agents who are invested in positive social change. He oversees a variety of LEAD Mongolia’s leadership programs, international exchanges, and civic education activities. Previously LeClair served as project director for World Learning’s Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) in Myanmar—an innovative program designed for Myanmar’s up-and-coming democracy advocates—where he launched new operations in Mandalay and a national outreach training initiative. In Afghanistan, with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), he spearheaded youth and women’s leadership activities, and supported stakeholders advocating for political finance reform. At Global Communities (CHF International), he provided programmatic oversight for offices across Asia. Since his arrival at World Learning, LeClair has remained closely involved with social inclusion programming, including support to the first-ever TAAP (Transformation Access, Agency and Power) inclusion workshop in Burma and Inclusion Analysis Report for LEAD Mongolia. LeClair earned a master's degree in public administration and his bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from Clark University in Massachusetts.
Expertise: democracy and governance; civil society strengthening; civil society advocacy; civic education; curriculum development; youth engagement and leadership; program design and management; inclusion and inclusive development