Richard has over 25 yearsâ€™ experience in governance and community development in conflict and post conflict environments with extensive knowledge of government structures and processes. He has worked in Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Bangladesh, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Zimbabwe and Sudan. He speaks English as his mother tongue and is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. Richard has a well-developed and practical understanding of governance issues at all levels, from communities to national government, resulting from work with international NGOs and bilateral and multilateral agencies. Â His skills include results-based management, public administration, negotiating with government, participatory planning, facilitating training, developing and implementing budgets, monitoring and evaluation, organizing workshops, seminars and conferences, report writing, along with excellent inter-personal skills and ability to quickly adapt to new and changing circumstances. Richard holds a Bachelor of Law and History degree and an RSA diploma in TEFL (English as a Foreign Language Teaching Certificate).