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Independent Consultant/
Lecturer and Visiting Scholar
University of California Berkeley, School of Information
(2008-Present)│Berkeley, CA and global
Utilizing more than 15 years of experience to consult for, teach and train diverse stakeholders in Rule of Law and Access to Justice. Researching, launching and managing pilot projects to test ICT and innovative ideas for access to justice. Founded BarefootLawyers International, a global capacity building and training social enterprise for legal empowerment

Managing Director
(2010-2012)│The Hague, Netherlands, and 6 countries in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe
Provided executive leadership and program management to successfully transform a Legal Empowerment organization into a professionally managed international NGO, headquartered in The Netherlands with six country offices and 150 international and local staff in three continents. Introduced innovative programs to promote access to justice. Designed ICT solutions to streamline internal operations and to increase program impact. Conducted systematic training to increase staff capacity. Diversified donor base to include the EU and private donors. 

Director, ICT for Governance and Law/Asst Director, Governance and Law
The Asia Foundation
(2004-2008)│San Francisco, USA and 17 Countries in Asia
Provided technical and programmatic support for multiple thematic areas within the Governance and Law Program through The Asia Foundation’s network of 17 country offices in Asia. Additionally, led, developed and implemented the ICT for Governance and Law program, a new and innovative program that introduced and integrated the use of technology to promote impact within the traditional Governance and Law Program. Trained staff and stakeholders to increase capacity. Expanded program size to USD$9M with 30 projects in 14 countries, with diverse public and private donors including USAID. Awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence 2007. 

Director, Strategy & Programs
International Medical Corps
(2002-2004)│Los Angeles, USA, Indonesia (on-site) and global
Increased organizational efficiency and program impact as part of senior management of a US$60M international humanitarian/human rights NGO with programs in 22 countries. Planned and facilitated an organizational wide strategic management process, including technology optimization and strategic planning. Directly resolved problems in field. Resolved problematic programs. Achieved recognition in press & media.

Dean’s Research and Teaching Associate
University of Washington, Evans School of Public Affairs
(1999-2002)│Seattle, USA and Europe
Supported academic and managerial activities for Dean of School of Public Affairs, with a focus in international development. Conducted consulting and research for various NGO clients. Taught and assisted in diverse graduate level courses on Law and Development, NGO Management and International Development. Received Dean’s Commendation for Excellence.

Special Assistant to the Country Director
CARE International
(1995-1999)│Thailand, China, Kosovo, and Seattle USA
Performed management, training and special tasks for CARE in Headquarters and Field. Designed and implemented Monitoring and Evaluation system in Thailand. Set up and stabilized new China office and programs after 8 year country absence. Performed human rights documentation and relief work in post-war Kosovo. Supported fundraising activities in Seattle business development office. Received CARE Certificate of Appreciation.

CS Teo & Partners Law Firm
Practiced public interest/legal aid law and general legal work. Practiced a range of law including criminal, contract, tort, family, insurance and property law, including litigation. Conducted mediation and negotiation sessions. Volunteered at the Singapore National Legal Aid Bureau. Achieved recognition in Singapore press.


Past and Current Clients and Partners:

ANEM (Association of Independent Electronic Media), Serbia

Attorney's General Office, Government of Mongolia

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global and Seattle USA

Books for Asia Program, Global and San Leandro CA USA

Chief of Staff Office, Afghanistan

Information and Communication Technology Authority (ICTA), Government of Mongolia

International Medical Corps, Global, Los Angeles CA USA and Indonesia

National Information Technology Center (NITC), Ministry of Science and Technology, Nepal

NGO Affairs Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Bangladesh

Open Government Website, Prime Minister's Office, Government of Mongolia

Support to ICT Task Force (SICT), Ministry of Planning, Government of Bangladesh

The Asia Foundation, Asia

World Vision International, Global, Seattle WA USA

Training and Speaking

Keynote and Adviser, "Elearning and International Development", World Education Summit, Dubai, 2016

Lecturer, “A Practice Course: Technology for International Development”, School of Information, UC Berkeley, California, 2013 

Lecturer, “Technology for Development”, School of Information, UC Berkeley, California, 2013 

Guest Lecturer, “Law, International Development and Technology”, Information and Communication Technology for International Development, School of Information, UC Berkeley, California, 2013 

Facilitator and Presenter, ‘”Redesigning Law, Technology in Development, And the Kitchen Sink’”, InfoCamp Berkeley UnConference, UC Berkeley, California 2013 

Trainer, “Technology and Social Media for Human Rights”, Cambodia, 2012 

Lecturer, “NGO Management”, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda, 2011-2012 

Trainer, various topics on International Development, Technology and Access to Justice, Microjustice4All, Bolivia, Peru, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, 2010-2012 

Guest Lecturer, Law and Development, Haas School of Business and Management, UC Berkeley, California, 2010 

Guest Lecturer, Executive Master Program in e-Governance, Beijing University and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Beijing, China and Lausanne, Switzerland, 2008 

Speaker, “Initiatives in e-Government”, eAsia2007: Opportunities for Digital Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007 

Speaker “mGovernance: Case Study in the Philippines”, m-Serve Asia 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2007 

Facilitator and Speaker, “50 Ways to Lose Your International Donor: The Telecenter Movement ", Indian Telecenter Forum 2006, New Delhi, India, 2006 

Guest Lecturer, ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for International Development Program), Center for Internet Studies/Center for Information and Society, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2006 

Panelist, “International Perspectives on e-Government”, Vision 2010 in India, New Delhi, India 2006 

Speaker, “Emerging Technologies in eGovernance”, eGov Asia 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006 

Speaker, “Leadership Reflections in eGovernment”, eGov Asia 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006 

Trainer, “eGovernance for Law Governance and Civil Society: Best Practices in Law, Policy and Implementation”, Technical Assistance for the Information and Communication Authority, Ulan Bator, Mongolia 2005 

Speaker, “Community Internet and Information Centers”, Cooperative Strategy and Ad Hoc Decision Making, Institute of the Future, Palo Alto, USA 2005 

Panelist, “ICT for Development: Models of Partnership”, Higher Education, Information Technology and Sustainable Development, Manila, Philippines 2005 

Speaker, “eGovernment Implementation: Lessons Learnt”, 2004 Asia-Pacific Government Summit, Shangri-La Singapore, 2004 

Speaker, “Evaluation and Impact of the use of ICT in Human Rights NGO”, ICT and Human Rights Colloquium, Boston, USA 2004 

Speaker, “Strategic Technology Planning & Integration”, e-Philanthropy Conference: From a Connected World to an Engaged World, Oakland USA, 2003 

Speaker, “Technology Planning for International NGOs”, International Medical Corps, Los Angeles, USA 2002 

Speaker, “International Development & Humanitarian Aid Actors”, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 2002 

Speaker, “Designing a Movement for a Better Safer World”, Evans School of Public Affairs, Seattle, USA 2002 

Speaker, “Major Issues in Afghanistan Post 9/11”, NGO Leaders Post 9/11 Meeting, Pocantico Hills, USA 2002 

Lecturer, “Managing International NGOs”, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 2000 

Speaker, “HIV/AIDS in Rural Thailand”, CARE International, Atlanta GA, USA 1999 

Lecturer, “Monitoring and Evaluation of NGO Programs”, University of Washington, Seattle, USA 2000 

Teaching Assistant, various courses on International Development, NGO Management and Technology in Development, Seattle USA 1998-2002
Introduction to International Development

Law and International Development

Managing Nonprofit Organizations/Life Cycles of NGOs

Monitoring and Evaluation of Nonprofit Programs

Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)

Technology for Access to Justice (A2J)

eGovernance- Using Technology to Promote Good Governance

A Non-Geek's Course in Information Technology (IT)

See also my Speaking Engagements above.  

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