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Paul Walton

Director Strategy and Partnerships

Paul is director of strategy and partnerships at the Anna Lindh Foundation, providing leadership to the Foundation’s business development function, EU liaison and relations with multilateral partner institutions. Through his work with the Foundation since its inception phase, he has played a central role in the organisation’s response to landmark events in the Mediterranean, from the “Cartoon Crisis” (2006) and “Gaza War” (2009) to the historic Arab social uprisings of 2011. He is co-creator of “Young Mediterranean Voices” (and its successful precursor “Young Arab Voices”) and member of the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security, the first UN-CSO-Donor working group on Youth Participation in Peacebuilding. Prior to joining the Foundation, Paul was Executive Director of the international NGO “Global Voice” where he led a series of multi-country, award-winning projects in the domain of good governance, creative enterprise and  civil society development.