International Program Specialist Eddy Duré is an International Program Specialist with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP). Mr. Duré primarily works on CLDP’s programs in North Africa which focus on intellectual property protection, customs and trade-related programs, and government procurement. Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Duré served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, working on variety of community development projects focused on youth empowerment, health education, and gender equality. He coordinated an internship program at a local high school where he matched students to work sites based on their interest and conducted weekly soft-skill development workshops. Previously, Mr. Duré worked as an academic advisor for the City University of New York’s Guttman Community College. He also co-founded and managed the school’s Black Male Initiative Program, which focuses on empowering men of color in their pursuit of higher education. Mr. Duré earned his Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Baruch College and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. John’s University and. He is fluent in French and Haitian Creole and speaks conversational Mandinka.