Kent Schroeder

Consultant and Independent Practitioner


Kent Schroeder has over 18 years of experience working on development initiatives in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the Canadian Arctic. He specializes in project design, qualitative evaluation, applied research, and capacity development for NGOs, academic institutions and the civil service. Central to Kent’s work is the incorporation of meaningful and realistic participation. He also engages a cross-cultural lens and a recognition of the complex nature of development initiatives.

Kent also has an extensive background in governance and policy with a particular focus on policies that address rural livelihoods, sustainable tourism and media development. In 2015, his policy research was formally recognized by the prime minister of Bhutan for its contributions to Gross National Happiness, Bhutan’s national development strategy. Kent has a PhD from the collaborative International Development Studies/Political Science program at the University of Guelph.

Areas of Expertise: Governance & policy, project design & evaluation, capacity development, curriculum design.