S3-H Coming Out Worldwide! The Global Aspects of LGBT Diversity
About Anthony Cotton
In addition to his role as Africa Team Leader in the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Development Credit Authority, Anthony Cotton leads special projects for the Agency’s LGBT Coordinating Committee. Most recently, he conceived of, developed, and launched a first-of-its-kind staff training on LGBT inclusion in USAID’s workplace and programming, which he facilitates in developing countries around the world. This training is considered a best practice for educating global staffs on workplace policies and expectations. For producing this training, he has won awards for Ethics and Equal Employment Opportunity.
After earning his undergraduate business degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (with concentrations in management, African studies, and Hispanic studies) Anthony studied the Zulu language and culture on a Fulbright scholarship in South Africa. He then joined the Peace Corps and served as a small enterprise development volunteer in Ghana, where he developed and managed community-based cultural tourism projects. Anthony subsequently was a Peace Corps Fellow at Fordham University, where he earned master’s degrees in international development and economics. He joined USAID in 2009 as a Presidential Management Fellow.