Todd Amani

Todd Amani

Chief of Party
Americas, Guatemala, Leadership, Youth, Civil Society, Governance

Todd is the chief of party for the Proyecto Acción Transformadora in Guatemala.

Todd comes to IREX after four years as the executive director of Safe Passage, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for the children of families who work in the Guatemala City garbage dump. Prior to that, Todd spent 26 years working with USAID as a program officer, democracy and governance officer, and in senior management positions. His overseas positions were in Egypt, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mozambique, where he served as mission director. His last position with USAID was as the senior deputy assistant administrator for the Africa Bureau.

Todd’s interest in youth leadership stems from his involvement in educational programs, including his most recent work with Safe Passage, teaching political science courses at the college level, serving on the Board of Directors of youth recreation programs and international schools where he was posted with USAID, and helping to start a children’s literacy program In Nicaragua. He is also trained in leadership development and executive coaching.

Todd holds degrees from Wartburg College and John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica.