Representative for Bolivia
Jeremy Coon is the IAF representative for Bolivia and for regional initiatives in the Chaco. His grant funding takes into account the contextual historical, cultural and economic differences influencing the priorities of grassroots organizations across these three countries. Some areas of focus include support for sustainable agricultural practices for smallholdings, responsible tourism, enterprise development, legal assistance, training community leaders and inclusion of women, indigenous peoples, young people, African descendants and the disabled.
Over his 20 years of professional experience in international development, Jeremy has specialized in local economic development, micro to medium enterprises, business training, value chain finance, strategic planning and NGO capacity building. Previously, he worked with the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the SEEP Network and Social Compact. He founded and supported several NGOs focused on enterprise development, health, culture and education. Jeremy was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and has worked and lived in Brazil.
He holds a master’s in international development and a doctorate in international economic development from Tulane University and a bachelor’s in economics and international relations from Boston University.