Charles Strickland

Charles is an accomplished manager and leader in the international development, sustainability and public policy fields with with 20 plus years professional experience planning, leading, managing and implementing complex and innovative technical cooperation programmes in development and transition environments. In recent years Charles has taken on various medium and long term assignments of an interim nature as a means of providing temporary leadership and surge support to organizations and their complex missions.
With great passion Charles strives to build and leverage dynamic relationships between diverse stakeholder groups with a view towards facilitating sustainable social, economic and environmental change with the most vulnerable in at-risk communities or development contexts.  Technically Charles has expertise in: social protection, education, TVET, sport diplomacy, public health including SRH, peace building, and purpose led business.
Additionally, Charles is a member of the World Humanitarian Forums International Development Programming Board (, on the advisory board of the Act Impact Foundation based in Toronto and a Programme Advisor for the Sri Lankan NGO SERVE (
Passionate about the the SDG agenda and in particular SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities and 17 - Partnerships.
When not working Charles divides his time between home and family in the suburbs of Colombo, Sri Lanka and extended family in Nova Scotia, Canada. 
Capacity Development
Civil Society and Institutional Strengthening
Community Development
Conflict Resolution, Peace and Security
Counter Terrorism
Donor Coordination
Food Security
Humanitarian Assistance
Organizational Development
Participatory Approaches
Performance Measurement
Private Sector Development
Project Planning and Design
Rural Development
Science and Technology
Social Infrastructure and Services
Strategic Planning
Technical Advice
Water Supply and Sanitation
Other (Field of Expertise): 
Social Protection, Child Protection, Cash Transfers, Sports Diplomacy, Juvenile Justice