Bill Sterland believes ardently in the power of collective action, participation, and broad-based social dialogue to bring about positive social change and more peaceful societies. Working primarily with civil society organisations, local, national, and international, he applies his expertise in process facilitation, strategic thinking, planning, and evaluation, to support organisations to strengthen themselves internally, adapt to changes in the external environment, and become more effective, with the overall aim of promoting inclusive and sustainable approaches to local economic and social development.
Having initially worked in arts management (theatre) and horticulture, Bill has now been working in international development for 15 years. He has particular experience of the successor countries to the ex-Yugoslavia and more recently of Afghanistan. He has specialist knowledge of development and peacebuilding in fragile and post-conflict countries and of ethnically and religiously diverse societies.