Wayne Sharpe

Director of Internews in Ukraine


Wayne Sharpe is a Canadian media and development communications expert who has worked in the international media for development, journalism and freedom of expression fields for the past two decades. He joined Internews Network as Country Director for Indonesia in 2003, and in 2008 moved to Cambodia, where he worked for the United Nations Development Programme for elections and good governance.

In 2011 he established the Parliamentary Communications Center as a Senior Program Manager with the National Democratic Institute in Georgia. In 2012 Sharpe rejoined Internews as Country Director for Ukraine, where he directs the USAID-funded Ukraine Media project and two Government of Canada-funded programs – the Strengthening Investigative Reporting in Ukraine project and the Strengthening Conflict-affected Community Communication for Internally Displaced Persons project.