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Darren Schemmer

Instructor/Tutor, MSc Global Health Program

Darren Schemmer, MBA, was formerly Assistant Deputy Minister, Partnerships with Canadians Branch at the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFTAD). In that role, working with the Ministerial and top bureaucratic level, he was accountable for the direction and management of the Government of Canada’s contributions to international development projects proposed by Canadians.
Mr. Schemmer has over 25 years of experience in international development and diplomacy. His assignments included Canadian High Commissioner to Ghana and Ambassador to Togo; Director-General – Haiti, Cuba and Dominican Republic; and Director-General, Policy, Planning and Management of Americas Branch. He has lived and worked in seven countries.