Peter Williams

Executive Director


Peter Williams is an architect and social entrepreneur prioritizing the link between housing design and health as a means for improving the lives of the world's poor. He has worked on building projects in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Peter holds two master's degrees in African studies and architecture respectively from the University of Oxford and Columbia University, a first-class honors degree from the City University of New York, and a diploma from the University of Technology in Jamaica.

Peter has been the recipient of academic awards to pursue research in six countries and has taught at universities in Jamaica, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2003, he was awarded the Kinne Fellowship from Columbia University and used the resultant research to establish ARCHIVE. Peter subsequently served as a visiting researcher at the UNAIDS Secretariat in South Africa where he also worked for the World Bank.

In the UK, he has worked within a UN Consultancy team on global land tenure policies and was a visiting scholar in the Healthy Infrastructure Research Centre at University College London. In 2009, Peter was named among the 22 best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green and in 2010 was invited to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in Sweden to contribute to a policy document on Tuberculosis in Europe. Peter continues to lecture widely and is a member of the American Public Health Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.

Focus: Aid, Cities, Development, Education, Environment, Health, Poverty, Haiti, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Africa, Americas, Europe, Middle East, Oceania


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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2011

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