Bruce Spake joined DAI in 1982 as a member of the North Shaba Agriculture and Rural Development Project in Zaire, serving as Chief of Party in 1985 and 1986. From 1987 to 1992 he was an Area Development Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Zaire, rejoining DAI in 1992 to serve as Chief of Party for the Mahaweli Agriculture and Rural Development Project in Sri Lanka from 1992 to 1995, and then as Chief of Party for the Business Finance Project in Bosnia from 1996 to 1998. Since returning in 1998 to DAI headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland, Bruce has worked in various leadership roles, including as Vice President of DAI’s pioneering work in Crisis and Conflict Mitigation and in Democratic Governance. Bruce speaks fluent French, Swahili, and Lingala.

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