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Abikök C. Riak



Ms. Riak manages a team of ten World Vision US professionals and a team portfolio of $50 million in grants made by government, multilateral and bilateral donors. She is also the principal US point of contact for the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand field offices. From 2001-2002, Ms. Riak was the Peacebuilding Coordinator for the Asia Pacific region of World Vision. From 1998-2000, she was based in Kenya as a program officer with the World Vision Sudan Program. In 1994-1995, Ms. Riak was a researcher and technical writer for the Institute for Food and Development Policy (Food First).

Selected publications include:

Searching for the Lesser Evil: Operationalizing "Do No Harm". Edited by Alan Whaites. World Vision International, 2000

Options for Aid in Conflict: Lessons from Field Experiences. Edited Mary B. Anderson. Cambridge, Massachusetts 2000

The World Vision Sudan Experience with the LCP Project. In Development in Practice. Oxfam, 2000

Abikok Riak has worked in Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, and Thailand. She has an MA in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in Economics and History from Bluffton College Ohio.