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Neil Ford

Chief, Media and Communications Branch


Neil Ford has 30 years of professional experience roughly divided into three parts: i) award-winning Broadcast Journalist in Canada – specializing in cultural identity and economic development; ii) Grass-roots Activist in the developing world – designing communication strategies to give marginalized people a voice in their own development ; and iii) Communication Specialist in the UN system – delivering rights-based strategies to help achieve the MDGs. He specializes in communication initiatives that contribute to HIV prevention, emphasize gender equality, and enable young people to claim rights and participate effectively in development programmes. Married with two kids, he has settled in New York after working in more than 30 developing countries.

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