Susan M. Farnsworth is Global Rights' Executive Director. She has worked for 28 years in the field of international relief and development and has more than 13 years of experience working in Africa, including Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer and in Mali, Niger, Somalia and Tanzania with CARE.
Susan has designed and implemented innovative programs in women’s village savings, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, and livelihood security. As a Country Director in Tanzania, Susan established the country operations, including set up of the finance and administrative systems, managing relief operations and identifying and building donor support for the long term development portfolio.
Susan also has eleven years of experience in headquarters senior management roles at CARE and CEDPA (Centre for Development and Population Activities). She held the position of Senior Vice President of Program where she was responsible for advancing CARE’s rights based approach programming and oversaw its field operations including advocacy, program quality, and staff security. As the COO at CEDPA, a women’s rights organization, Susan was responsible for the day to day operations of programming, human resources, development and finance. She led the transition of its India office to a locally managed civil society organization.
Susan has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a M.A. from George Washington University in Science, Technology and Public Policy. She received her B.A. from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. Susan speaks French.
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