Country Representative, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 2282 0385
Fax: (603) 2282 5385
Expertise: South and South East Asia, gender, conflict, governance, civil society capacity building, reproductive health, donor policies and practice.
Anthea Mulakala was appointed The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Malaysia in September 2007. Ms. Mulakala has been overseeing programs in Asia since 1991, and most recently worked for the World Bank piloting an innovative multi-donor experiment in aid effectiveness and “donor harmonization” in support of Indonesian decentralization. She has also worked for South Asia Partnership, strengthening NGO capacity in Sri Lanka, and as advisor on gender-based issues to their offices in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. From 1997-2005, Ms. Mulakala was with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) as team leader of a large Government of Bangladesh and multi-donor health project consortium, and subsequently as DFID’s Reconciliation and Development advisor in Sri Lanka, where she developed and implemented the UK’s peace building and reconciliation strategy for the country and chaired the Donor Working Group on the Peace Process.
Ms. Mulakala speaks French and intermediate Indonesian, Bangla, and Tamil.
Education: B.A. in political science, with honours, from the University of Western Ontario; M.A. in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.