Barbara Howald has over 30 years of international development and emergency management training experience, working with the US government, United Nations, World Bank, NGOs and foundations. She was the head of training in USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance from 2000 to 2006. She has analyzed performance issues, designed, delivered and evaluated training, and helped teams work strategically and professionally in disaster assistance, NGO development, and small enterprise development in over 30 countries. She has evaluated the impacts and functioning of programs and projects, facilitated the use of participatory evaluation methods by project staffs, and conducted lessons learned workshops. She was responsible for field teams providing services in enterprise development and education/training development to USAID offices throughout the world. Barbara’s curriculum development experience includes: post-conflict needs assessment, a variety of disaster response/mitigation issues, democratic governance, land use planning, deliberative democracy, train-the-trainers, strategic planning for non-profits, business and financial management, lending program management, grant management, gender in development, training management. Barbara is fluent in French.