Andrew Albertson is Project Director for the Libya Community Driven Grants Program at Creative Associates International. Funded by the State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), the project strengthens the capacities of Libyan civil society organizations to promote inclusive, accountable governance. Previously, Albertson was based in Kandahar City, Afghanistan as Deputy Regional Representative for USAID / Office of Transition Initiatives. That followed an eight-month stint for USAID/OTI in Wardak province. From 2007 - 2010, Albertson served as the founding Executive Director of the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED), where he remains a board member. He has previous experience working on Capitol Hill and in rural Guatemala, where he worked with communities to adapt to the country's decentralization reforms and take advantage of new opportunities for civic engagement. Originally from Cincinnati, Albertson received a B.A. from Taylor University and an M.S in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he was also a Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
Chapter: Washington, DC
Expertise: Afghanistan and Pakistan, Human Rights and Democracy, International Development, Middle East, North Africa and Iran