Gordon W. Weynand is the Director, Technical Services Division, within the Office of Afghanistan & Pakistan Affairs. In this position, he supervises a team of economic growth, democracy & governance, agriculture, infrastructure, education, health, gender, and stabilization specialists and provides technical support to USAID Missions in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He particularly focuses his staff on designing and implementing sector assistance programs that support host-country governments seeking to improve sustainable access to modern services, and collaborates with the State Department, other USG agencies, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and other development partners on global, regional, and local initiatives. He also serves as the Bureau Environmental Officer.
From 2008 to Nov. 2010, he was the Senior Energy & Environment Officer within the Middle East Bureau Office of Technical Support, which also supports USAID’s Asia Bureau. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Energy Team Leader within the Office of Infrastructure & Engineering (I&E) in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Agriculture, & Trade of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). During 2002, he was Acting Executive Director of the US-Asia Environmental Partnership Program (US-AEP) within the Asia and Near East Bureau. From 1998 through 2001, he served as Deputy Director of USAID's Global Bureau Office of Energy, Environment & Technology. In the previous 6 years, he worked in Central & Eastern Europe and in the Former Soviet Union on power sector restructuring, oil & gas sector reform, and nuclear safety.