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Art Brown, USAID/Zimbabwe Mission Director
Mission Director
Mr. Arthur Brown is a Senior Foreign Service Officer (SFS) assigned to Harare, Zimbabwe as the (USAID) Director starting mid-August 2020.  He served prior as USAID Director to the Dominican Republic for nearly four years, twenty months of which were on detail to the Department of State as DCM.  Mr. Brown was USAID Director in Managua, Nicaragua from 2012-2015.  Additionally, Mr. Brown has served as the SFS Deputy Director in Kabul, Afghanistan and Deputy Director in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.  He is in his 28th year of federal service for the U.S. government.
 
As a USAID Officer, Mr. Brown has worked on bilateral development assistance programs in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.  Mr. Brown has completed the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Seminar at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University (MBA), University of Virginia (BA), and the National War College (MS-National Security Strategy). He is a National Defense University (NDU) CAPSTONE Fellow, and Mr. Brown completed the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)'s-Combined/Joint Force Special Operations Component Commander Course (C/JFSOCC). He holds various USAID honor awards, performance awards, and the USAID Administrator’s Management Improvement Award.  Mr. Brown also is a distinguished recipient of the Franklin H. Williams award for Outstanding Community Leaders.
 
Mr. Brown has volunteered in a variety of civic and charitable organizations-Women Infants and Children (WIC) welfare program, and the Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC.  Mr. Brown served as a Rural Community Development Extension Agent in the Republic of Bénin, West Africa, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) for over three years. 

Last updated: August 06, 2020

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