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Isaac Boyd

Isaac BoydTitle: Head of Programming, CRS South Sudan
Areas of Expertise: South Sudan, Emergency Response, Disaster Relief, Architecture and Construction, and Shelter and Settlemens
Languages Spoken: English and German

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Biography

In his role as Catholic Relief Services' South Sudan Head of Programming, Isaac Boyd provides oversight and management of CRS' more than $36 million in programmatic activities in seven sectors in South Sudan, including health; education; water, sanitation and hygiene; peacebuilding and governance; livelihoods and microfinance; agriculture and food security as well as emergency preparedness and response.

Mr. Boyd has extensive experience working in Sudan and South Sudan. Prior to joining CRS, he managed a large water delivery and community development program for the agency PACT and has experience working as a shelter specialist for CHF International, including constructing nearly 2,000 emergency shelters in several displacement camps in North Darfur.

Prior to joining the CRS South Sudan team, Mr. Boyd was part of CRS' Emergency Response team, where he worked as a Senior Technical Advisor for Shelter and Settlements for more than four years.

Mr. Boyd has responded to emergencies throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, including Bangladesh, Myanmar, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines. As one of the first responders in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Mr. Boyd helped to develop emergency shelter kits for more than 50,000 people who took refuge in Haiti's largest displacement camp.

He began his career in development by volunteering as an architect for the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust in Nepal. He holds a Master's degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University and a Professional Bachelor's degree of Architecture from the University of Oregon.

Mr. Boyd worked as an architect with Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership in Washington, D.C. where he oversaw the construction of a one million square foot addition to the Clinical Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is fluent in English and German.