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Chief of Party, USAID Agriculture and Rural Development Support (ARDS) Kirk Ramer

Kirk Ramer has more than 24 years of experience managing projects to promote agricultural and small-and medium-sized enterprise development in Southeastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia. He is currently the chief of party of the ARDS program in Ukraine. Mr. Ramer has worked to promote trade and investment as well as improve business education, microfinance, and business development services. He has extensive experience supporting refugee and internally displaced person integration and managing complex projects in conflict and post-conflict environments. Previously, he served as the chief of party of the USAID Feed the Future Tajikistan Agriculture and Water Activity (TAWA) and New Economic Opportunities (NEO) Initiative in Georgia. Mr. Ramer holds an I.M.B.A. in international business from the University of South Carolina and B.A. in Russian from Swarthmore College.