Chairperson, Administrative Council, International Board of Trustees, ACPF ; Senior Advisor, Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD)

Bob Ransom is the Chairperson of the Administrative Council of the International Board of Trustees of ACPF. He has been Senior Advisor since 2012 at the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD) in Addis Ababa. ECDD is a local, non-governmental development organisation that works in collaboration with government and other development organizations to promote and facilitate “disability inclusive development.”

Prior to co-founding ECDD and serving as its first Executive Director, 2006-2011, Ransom worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), 1986-2005, first as Africa Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, then Deputy Director of the ILO Eastern Africa Sub-Regional Office in Addis Ababa, then ILO Senior Disability Specialist in Geneva. From 1978-1985 he served as Director of Africa Programs, then Director of International Programs for Goodwill Industries of America, the largest private employer of persons with disabilities in North America. Ransom has a BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan, and an MA in International Administration from American University, Washington, DC.


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