Tom McCormack is an international development professional with approximately 30 years of experience, having lived and worked in 12 countries to date, mostly in Africa and Central Asia. Tom holds a Master of International Public Administration degree from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.
Tom is entering his sixth year in Ethiopia and he currently manages the Ethiopia country program for MEDA: the Mennonite Economic Development Associates headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. MEDA manages a Government of Canada-supported value chain project in Ethiopia known as EMERTA that focuses partly on gemstones. EMERTA is a 6-year project that focuses on improving income and employment, primarily in Amhara Region, Ethiopia.