Director, Humanitarian Programmes
Overseas Development Institute
PhD in Politics. Political scientist with 20 years' experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Formerly: Head of UNDP Sudan's Peace Building Unit; Observer, IGAD Sudan peace process; Lecturer, University of Dar es Salaam. Leadership of the UN Nuba Mountains response was recognized in an ALNAP study on global humanitarian leadership. 2006, joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI); currently, Director, Humanitarian Programmes. Has written extensively and is a recognized public speaker and media commentator on South Sudan/Sudan and humanitarian issues. Managing Editor, Disasters Journal. Trustee, SOS Sahel. Member of several advisory boards, including: Humanitarian Innovation Fund, IRIN, Refugees Studies Centre and the UN Association of the UK.