As a global program operating in 22 countries, IFP’s effectiveness was closely tied to its innovative structure: a Secretariat in New York managed the program as a whole and set policy guidelines, while International Partners in 22 countries managed key aspects of the program in each local context. This decentralized yet integrated architecture enabled IFP to sustain a flexible, country-based operation within a single global framework.
Ambassador Donald McHenry, Chair
Abassador Harriet Elam-Thomas
Pablo J. Farias
Victor J. Goldberg
Karen A. Holbrook
Barron M. Tenny
Joan Dassin, Executive Director
Mary Zurbuchen, Director for Asia and Russia
Rob Oppegard, Director of Finance & Administration
Adriana Thoen, Administrative Manager
Barbara Wanasek, Grants Manager
Alan Divack, Senior Project Manager, Archives and Knowledge Management
Diana Whitten, Director of Communication
Rachel Clift, Communications Officer
Daniel Reisner, Multimedia and Archives Officer
A key feature of IFP's groundbreaking program model was the involvement of International Partner organizations who implemented the program and allowed IFP to be attuned to each country's context. This focus on the local was particularly important in terms of defining target groups for recruitment, as marginalized groups vary from one country context to the next. International Partners provided committed support to IFP fellowship applicants, fellows-elect, fellows and alumni alike.
Follow the links below to learn more about IFP countries and partner organizations on the IFP Global Archive website.