About Us

We all live downstream 

Downstream Communications provides research, editorial services, training and planning with a focus on sustainable development and global humanitarian response. 

Michael Haddigan is principal at Downstream Communications. He joined the nonprofit world in 2002 after a 20-year career as a reporter and editor with the Associated Press in Bangkok and Pittsburgh; The Washington Post; the Arkansas Times; The News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C., and The Arkansas Gazette. 

Haddigan also served in several communications roles at Heifer International, most recently as Director of Research and Communications, contributing to the organization's advocacy, international programs, education and marketing efforts.

Since 2009, he has been the board chair at Village Commons, a Little Rock community-based organization working to promote community gardens, watershed preservation, home energy conservation and other sustainable practices in underserved neighborhoods. 

Haddigan has a master's in International Studies from the University of Oregon, a certificate in Advanced Thai from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, and a journalism degree from the University of Arkansas.

 A full CV is available on request. 

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