Paul provides strategic direction for INTRAC’s consultancy and research services, helping to increase impact and influence. He oversees INTRAC’s consultancy and associates network and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Paul has held advisory, management and leadership roles in civil society, academia, and government for 15 years. He has worked extensively with civil society, national and local government, ethnic political organisations, the private sector and international community on civil society, livelihoods, and democracy and human rights strengthening initiatives. He is an experienced knowledge broker, familiar with accompanied learning processes to influence policymaking and believes strongly in the importance of locally-led development.
He lived in Myanmar and Sri Lanka for seven years, working with national NGOs and community-based partners to increase organisational capacity and programme impact. He was also Country Representative with Democracy Reporting International, setting up and leading their Sri Lanka office, and Deputy Officer-in-Charge at Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development.
Before joining INTRAC, Paul led various research, knowledge translation and accompanied learning initiatives at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). This included the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development programme (K4D) working with the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to influence development outcomes. He was also co-convenor of IDS’ Shaping Policy with Evidence short course.