Michael Yard, Chief of Party, Libya
Michael Yard has a distinguished career as a leading technical expert in elections with more than 20 years of experience advising electoral management bodies on strategic planning, electoral management, voter registration, election and election results publications. In addition, he also has more than 16 years of experience overseeing, implementing, and managing large awards in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Kosovo, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Tajikistan, South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan, Peru, and Tanzania. Prior to joining the International Foundation for Electoral Systems’ Libya project as chief of party, Yard was the electoral management specialist for the $18 million U.S. Agency for International Development-funded “Kenya Electoral Assistance Program.”
Yard is an acclaimed expert in election management with specific expertise in election technology and voter registration methodologies. This expertise is invaluable in managing priorities and coordinating activities of a team working with multiple beneficiaries in a highly sensitive election environment.