who we are: paul

paulPaul has been a partner in South House Exchange since 1996. He has extensive experience in program and executive management with international development NGOs in Canada and Southeast Asia. He worked for 14 years in Asia, especially in Thailand, as well as Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Indonesia—primarily for CUSO, one of Canada’s pre-eminant international development NGOs. From 1977 to 1986, Paul worked as a CUSO field director and as a Project Manager for several CUSO projects in Thailand. He was CUSO Deputy Executive Director from 1991 – 1994. Until early 2005, Paul was the Project Director (part-time) for a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) project for rural poverty reduction in Vietnam.

Paul has a wide-ranging international consulting practice. He is an insightful program analyst with a gift for building bridges across cultural and organizational divides. He is dedicated to moving organizations and individuals beyond perceived boundaries. He uses fresh and innovative tools, respects his partners, and seeks forward-looking strategic and operational options. Paul has extensive on-the-ground experience with local, national, international and Canadian governmental and non-governmental organizations.

As a consultant, Paul has participated in numerous missions to Southeast Asia and Africa. His consulting projects have included monitoring and evaluation missions in Asia and Africa, organizational management, capacity building and change consulting to NGOs in Canada and overseas. Through E.T. Jackson & Associates, Paul has conducted a number of program and institutional assessments for CIDA. Among his other clients are the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada World Youth, Equitas (formerly the Canadian Human Rights Foundation), Inter Pares, Rights and Democracy, Development and Peace, the Network on International Human Rights, among others.

Paul is an affiliate of the Ginger Group Collaborative. He is also a certified practitioner of Social Analysis Systems (SAS2), a set of participatory action research techniques for collaborative research and dialogue. He has a Masters of Engineering in mechanical and systems engineering. Paul speaks fluent English, French and Thai and is deeply aware of issues of Canada’s language duality, its multicultural diversity and its effects on our diverse NGO communities.