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Nancy Lindborg is the USAID assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and leads the efforts of more than 500 team members in nine offices focused on crisis prevention, response, recovery and transition.
Since being sworn into office in October 2010, Ms. Lindborg has led DCHA teams in response to the Arab Spring uprising and numerous other global crises. She led the USAID Horn Drought Response and continues to spearhead USAID efforts to advance resilience as a means of helping communities out of chronic disaster.
The nine offices of DCHA include the newly established Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the Office of Food for Peace, the Office of Transition Initiatives, and the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation.
Lindborg has spent most of her career finding solutions to long-standing issues involving transition, democracy and civil society, conflict and humanitarian response. Prior to joining USAID, she was president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years developing it into a globally respected organization known for its innovative programs in challenging environments.
Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including co-president of the board of directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea, and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English literature from Stanford University and a Master of Arts in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Last updated: March 01, 2013
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