“Haiti used to be self-sufficient in rice. Now they get all their rice from the US. We subsidize our agriculture, we overproduce, then we ship it as aid with a handshake, and we put them out of business.”
Doug Seebeck serves as the President of Partners Worldwide and has provided the strategic leadership that has helped to fuel the growth of Partners Worldwide into 20 countries and over 100,000 sustainable jobs. Mr. Seebeck served for 19 years with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee in twelve countries throughout Asia and Africa. Serving for 15 years from bases in Uganda and Kenya as Regional Director of Eastern and Southern Africa, Seebeck initiated and managed relief and development programs in eleven countries. Seebeck also co-founded and currently serves as the general manager of PW Entrepreneurs, a low-profit limited liability company with the specific intent of expanding the Partners Worldwide business-as-ministry model to medium and large ventures around the world. Seebeck received a bachelor’s in Agronomy from Washington State University and a master’s in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University.