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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 90 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.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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- Divisional Vice President, Global Development
David Simpson is the Divisional Vice President for Global Development at World Learning. David is responsible for the oversight of the technical and program teams in the practice areas of basic education, civic engagement, youth workforce and entrepreneurship, TESOL, and STEAM.
Davidhas over twenty years of experience developing and managing international development programs worldwide in economic growth, governance, workforce development, education and agriculture. Prior to World Learning David served as the Director of USAID programs at the Institute of International Education. David also served as the Managing Director of Programs and Compliance at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance where he worked closely with USAID and VEGA members managing competitions under a Leader with Associate Award. As the Director of the Graduate School USA’s International Institute he managed training, exchange, and governance programs for public administrators. David spent two years in Armenia as a Country Director managing education and exchange programs funded by the Government of Armenia and USG. David lived three years in Uzbekistan as a Peace Corps and United Nations Development Program volunteer.
David holds a MA in European History from American University and a BA in secondary education from Springfield.
Expertise: education, association development, civic engagement, economic growth, workforce development, governance, local capacity building, gender equality and women’s empowerment, inclusive development, leadership, systems strengthening, program management, business development, and partnership cultivation