Meloney C. Lindberg is The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Cambodia. In this capacity, she oversees a portfolio of projects focusing on strengthening women’s economic and educational opportunities that include supporting education through creating original reading materials for children. Additionally, the Foundation supports STEM careers among youth through career introductory videos, is harnessing technology to productively engage youth in Cambodia’s growing economy, and is advancing sub-national governance through research and learning.
From 2009 to 2017, Lindberg served as country representative in Mongolia, where the Foundation’s programs advance transparent and accountable governance, enhance citizens’ participation, promote women’s economic rights, engage in regional cooperation, and strengthen responsible environmental resource use. She previously served as the Foundation’s deputy country representative in Sri Lanka, where she managed rule of law programming. She was also the Foundation’s deputy country representative in Afghanistan from 2004-2008, where she was responsible for a diverse set of programs related to the advancement of women and girls through education initiatives. Together, with local Afghan organizations she worked to pilot an awareness-raising program for community leaders on women’s rights within an Islamic perspective. In 2002-2004, she was the deputy country representative in the Philippines where she worked on anti-corruption and access to justice programs.
Education: Meloney Lindberg earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Miami University, and a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training, World Learning in Brattleboro, Vermont.