I’m a peacebuilding practitioner, focusing on innovation design and technology-enabled programs to promote peace, support civic engagement and prevent conflict. I work on projects with non-governmental and United Nations agencies in conflict and post-conflict environments including Sudan, South Sudan, Libya, Cyprus, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Somalia and Iraq. I’m a co-organizer of Build Peace (an international conference on technology and peacebuilding) and co-founder of Build Up (a social enterprise working at the intersection of technology, civic engagement and peacebuilding).
I’m also on the Board of Trustees of International Alert and on the Board of Advisors of the Standby Task Force (which I co-founded in 2010). Prior to 2007, I worked as a project manager for the Mayor of London and as a risk manager for Standard Chartered Bank. I’m currently a Research Affiliate at MIT’s Center for Civic Media; I hold a Master in Public Affairs (Economics) from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and a Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University (where I also served as Student Union president for one year).
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