Tim K. Ekin
Tim K. Ekin Principal Consultant
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Last update: Mar 26, 2024
Tim K. Ekin Principal Consultant
Last update: Mar 26, 2024
Details
Citizenship:
Australia, UK
Languages:
English
Highest Degree:
Masters
Experience:
47 years
Sectors:
Rural Development, Environment & NRM, Inst. Devt. & Cap. building, SME & Private Sector, Programme & Resource Management, Agriculture
Gender:
Male
Address:
36 Tepper Circuit, KAMBAH, ACT 2902, AUSTRALIA
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About

Senior development professional. Agribusiness, marketing (inputs & outputs), enterprises, programme management. Geographic coverage Asia, Africa, Europe, North America.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Tim Ekin is a senior development specialist in the agriculture, horticulture, livestock, aquaculture and human nutrition sub-sectors, with over 26 years international development and business experience in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Australasia, the Pacific and North America; over 20 years living abroad. Mr. Ekin has served as program director, chief of party, project manager, team leader, DCOP and senior advisor on development projects in the fields of agribusiness, private sector extension, business development, livelihoods, sustainable rural development, food security, emergency and disaster response projects in 38 countries, on long and short term assignments. His work has ranged from senior management in bilateral donors - AusAID, DANIDA, DFID, DGIS, SDC, USDA and USAID; multilateral donors - ADB, EU, FAO, IFC, UNDP, UNOPS and World Bank; international consultancy service providers; CGIAR - CIAT, and CGIAR afiliates - AVRDC and IFDC; and in small, medium and multinational firms.

He has a depth of understanding across the project cycle (design, inception and exit strategies, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) and is skilled in applying participatory methodologies to technical assistance and building national teams. Mr. Ekin has regularly developed positive solutions across the supply and value chain in agricultural sector linking quality assurance, post harvest processing, company formation and enterprise development, associations (community based and agribusiness), privatization, commercialization, industry development, and in the non-agriculture sector including tourism linking with rural communities. His work includes significant contributions in the fields of enterprise development, sustainable livelihoods; marketing, export promotion and trade in the private, public, cooperative and NGO sectors; policy in the agricultural sector and sub-sectors, institutional strengthening, capacity building in developing countries and in countries in transition. His work has included activities involving finance and credit in the agriculture sector. He has also made significant contributions to strengthening food security, product development, technology transfer, and positive solutions to support agricultural sector resilience in climate change including island communities.

He is experienced with other issues including civil society, natural resources conservation, and gender. Tim Ekin has a Masters of Agribusiness, a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree (Honors), and attended advanced management courses. While he is a naïve English speaker; he has fair German with basic / intermediate spoken Bangla/Urdu; Thai /Khmer / Lao; and Korean.

COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE  

Central Asia: Afghanistan.

Europe and Eastern Europe: Albania, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and U. K.

South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Pakistan.

South East Asia: Burma / Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

North Asia: People's Republic of China (Hong Kong), Republic of China (Taiwan), Japan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Republic of Korea.

Oceania: Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia and Papua New Guinea.

East Africa: Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and Tanzania.

North Africa, Middle East: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.

North America: USA. Desk and coordination responsibilities: Canada, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico and South Africa.  

 

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