Sam Gbaydee Doe

Sam Doe

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Development and Reconciliation Advisor, United Nations Resident Coordination Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Before joining the team in Sri Lanka, Dr. Doe was the International Consultant for Evaluation and Strategic Coordination with the UN Mission in Liberia and Senior Conflict Prevention and Civil Society Development Expert with the Pacific Regional Center of UNDP in Fiji. Prior to joining the UN system, Dr. Doe served as founding Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding—currently the largest peacebuilding civil society network in Africa—and became one of the pioneers for civil society conflict early warning work in Africa. He was also Chair of the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response (FEWER), a global network of conflict early warning scholars and practitioners based in London, and co-founder and chair of International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting in London. In the last 20 years Dr. Doe has lectured and delivered numerous courses on peacebuilding, civil society development, conflict sensitive development, early warning, and monitoring and evaluation at a number of universities and training institutions in Africa, North America, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He holds a PhD in Social and International Affairs from the University of Bradford, an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, and a BSc in Economics from the University of Liberia.