Senior Advisor - Policy and Program Outreach
Justin Fugle is Plan’s Senior Advisor for Policy and Program Outreach, leading the effort to position Plan as a thought leader and sustainable development organization. Justin regularly organizes policy sessions and speaks on policy panels focused on Local Solutions and other aid effectiveness topics. To do so, he draws on deep knowledge of Plan’s program approach, institutional experience, and program results.
Fugle has 20 years of experience designing and implementing participatory community development programs across more than 35 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In the late ’90s, he created the Circle of Hope program that the Gates Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and other donors funded across nine African countries to help children orphaned by AIDS.
Fugle spearhead Plan’s rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Central America and the Caribbean following Hurricane Mitch and Hurricane Georges and directed Plan’s Regional Quality Learning Program, which was implemented in 1,100 schools across six Central American and Caribbean nations. While living in Bolivia, he led the design and implementation of Plan Bolivia’s Country Strategic Plan, which invested more than $50 million in partnership with over 1,000 communities across the nation.
Prior to joining Plan, Fugle worked with Policy Studies Associates and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Fluent in Spanish, he holds a master’s degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University and received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science from Syracuse University.
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