Dan Baker

Dan Baker

Project Director and Senior Technical Advisor
Africa, Americas, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Namibia, Timor Leste, Civil Society, Education, Gender Equality & Inclusion, Leadership, Youth

Dan Baker is the project director for the Proyecto Acción Trasnformadora in Guatemala. He also serves as senior technical advisor for IREX's youth practice and provides support to other IREX youth integration initiatives.

Dan comes to IREX from a 14-year career at Peace Corps, where he held field leadership positions in Ethiopia (director of programming and training) and Costa Rica (associate director for children and youth). Dan also held several positions at Peace Corps Headquarters, including his most recent position as the chief of programming and training in the Africa region. In that role, he provided technical leadership and oversight and facilitated interagency partnerships for 26 posts in Africa. He also served as a programming, training, and evaluation expert, as a desk officer for several countries including Guatemala, and as a safety and security officer.

Dan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia and Timor Leste.