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Robert Thead

Robert Thead is research and communications associate for the Partnership, focusing on the role of public-private partnerships in infrastructure investment and its function in growing the agriculture sector across Africa. Robert holds a master’s in international relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School and a master’s in political science from the University of Memphis.

Prior to joining the Partnership in 2014, Robert worked in international development and agriculture including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation, and spent one year working in sustainable agriculture on a farm in Calvert County, Maryland. Robert is also the editor and project lead of Millennials Speak. Essays on the 21st Century (2013). This book is a non-fiction collection of essays by 20 writers: global youth discussing global issues and the role of young people in the next century.