Ryan Friesen

Director of Development Programs at World Vision Canada

Ryan is the Director of Development Programs and provides leadership to World Vision Canada’s long-term development, humanitarian and disaster management programming. Ryan spent 5 years in the field, leading development projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan before returning to Canada. He has since been with WVC for the last 8 years, during which time he has managed large GAC-funded projects in many countries including Afghanistan and Haiti.  More recently, Ryan has provided operational and strategic direction over our West Africa grant portfolio and overall leadership to enhance our project management & compliance expertise across our portfolio, which has included the development and management of multiple consortium projects.  Ryan holds an MSc in Migration and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

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