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Stan S. Byers, Executive Director, Global Fairness Initiatives

10 avril 2008

Biographie :

Stanley S. Byers is Executive Director. Prior to GFI, Stanley Sylvan Byers worked with the Dept of State Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) to help develop new models for strategic interagency coordination in response to conflict and crisis. Prior to this he served with USAID as a Field Officer at the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, and later with the Office of Transition Initiatives as a Field Advisor in southern Sudan. Stan was also a Senior Manager with Kabul-based Altai Consulting, where he directed nationwide surveys on the role of media in Afghan society and the dynamics of the informal private sector, as well as a World Bank assessment of the national investment climate. Other international experience includes an evaluation of participatory governance in the low-income communities of Belo Horizonte and Recife, Brazil and private sector consulting with OntheFrontier in São Paulo.

Title and summary of the communication :

The presentation would be on the multi-stakeholder processes we are implementing in Guatemala and El Salvador with the local governments, labor unions, employers, civil society and international apparel brands to increase the countries’ competitiveness in the global garment market by improving compliance with labor standards.

Expertise :

- International relations

- International competitiveness

- Governance

- Post-conflict interventions

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