BioDon Richardson has over 25 years experience as a skilled facilitator capable of building agreements between project proponents, community/non-governmental organizations, government agencies and Aboriginal communities. He fosters constructive engagement to create “shared value” between communities and infrastructure / resource extraction projects and operations. He has extensive global experience with environmental assessments, communications, socio-economics and enhancing community well-being. Don currently manages stakeholder and government relations on several environmental and infrastructure development projects in Canada and globally. He is a recipient of the Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Award recognizing outstanding achievement in building and maintaining effective working partnerships with professionals, the local community and others involved in Brownfields redevelopment, and a Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award for Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge achievements. Don has worked on several international projects focused on civil society capacity building and natural resource management in regions prone to conflict and insurgency. This includes extensive basic infrastructure, water management, telecommunications, power, environmental management, agriculture and communications support work in Pakistan, Egypt, the southern Philippines, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Peru, Chile, Cameroon, Ghana, Haiti, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Senegal for firms and organizations such as the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development, United Nations organizations, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) which appointed him as a program advisor for a five year global communication capacity building effort.