Kevin Rubio

Kevin Rubio

Deputy Director, Communities and Governance
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Eurasia, Middle East & North Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Civil Society, Governance, Media

Kevin divides his time between program management and technical support with a majority focus supporting the Democracy, Governance and Media division’s programming in restrictive and fragile environments in Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia and Latin America. 

Technical areas covered include:

  • Support of freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly and access to information
  • Promote politically engaged and informed citizenries, active civil society organizations and independent and open media
  • Support civil society and independent and open media to provide oversight and an informed critique of government
  • Promote equality of opportunity and access to public goods and services, with an emphasis on poor and marginalized populations

Kevin has over 15 years’ experience working in the fields of democracy and governance and youth development in Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, South Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Working on the supply-side in strengthening rule of law and improving government institution integrity and performance he has conducted institutional assessments, developed training materials and forums and provided direct training and mentoring to multiple levels of stakeholders. He has also worked on the demand-side with civil society capacity building that includes work with minority and vulnerable populations, strengthening formal and informal civil society and work with particular civil society subsectors including public policy and watchdog NGOs, service delivery NGOs, human trafficking NGOs and in the development of networks and coalitions. He has conducted participatory institutional assessments of NGOs, networks and coalitions and has conducted civil society capacity building trainings focused on consensus facilitation, collaborative governance, cooperative advocacy and coalition and network building.

Kevin holds an MS in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a BA in Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz.