Programme transitionnel de démobilisation et réintégration
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  Staff
Daniel Owen

Daniel Owen
TDRP manager
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T +1 (202) 473-2211
F +1 (202) 614-0942

Dan Owen is a development specialist with more than 25 years of experience in designing and managing community-driven development and social inclusion operations for the World Bank. He has also work experience with international NGOs, the private sector and academia. Currently working with the Africa Social Development team, he previously spent six years in the Europe and Central Asia region, leading operations in the fields of CDD, rural infrastructure provision, social inclusion and mining, managing the regional Poverty and Social Impact Analysis Trust Fund and leading work in ECA on social dimensions of labour restructuring. Before ECA, he served as coordinator of the Bank's corporate secretariat unit for Community-Driven Development, as a Social Development Specialist at the International Finance Corporation and, during a decade of work in the Africa region, as a participation and poverty specialist based in the Mozambique country office. His academic background is in Anthropology and he has attended the universities of Cambridge, Harvard and the London School of Economics.

 

Benjamin Burckhart

Benjamin Burckhart
Operations Officer
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+254.788.394.971

Ben joined TDRP as a staff on June 2011, having previously worked with MDRP since 2006. He used to be based in Kinshasa, DRC from 2006 to 2009 working on the national DDR program supported by MDRP and providing technical expertise to the management and implementation of the MDRP database with biometric identification and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system of the program. Ben has worked in all TDRP technical assistance on M&E. Prior to MDRP/TDRP, Ben was a consultant for the World Bank working for its agricultural department on West Africa with programs in Ghana, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Mali. In addition to DDR, his main areas of expertise are in i) M&E with a special focus on management information system, ii) data analysis and iii) program management and supervision (from procurement to finance and processing) of the World Bank.

Lina Imran Abdullahi

Lina Imran Abdullahi
Operations Associate (AU/Ethiopia)
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+251.911.482.316

Lina has been working with TDRP since October 2012, providing support to the African Union DDR Capacity Program on the development of the DDR site and the resource and research center as well as on a range of other program activities. Prior to this, Lina has worked in policy, programming, research and communication in civil society network as well as youth focused platforms at the national, regional and international levels in areas of security sector reform, youth development and peace and security.

 

 

 

Caroline Guazzo

Caroline Guazzo
Program Assistant
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+1.202.473.5725

Caroline has been providing administrative support to TDRP since the inception of the program, and prior that, to MDRP since 2007.  She is based in Washington DC.

 

  Consultants
Olivier Mukarji

Olivier Mukarji
DDR Specialist
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+45.40.61.47.54

Olivier Mukarji is a Europe-based expert in negotiations, with 15 years of experience in managing development initiatives in areas of governance, environment and growth, strategy development, communications, SSR and DDR, as well as conflict prevention and transformation with a focus on youth and employment perspectives. Olivier's recent experience is in designing and managing multi-stakeholder dialogue and reconciliation processes with a specific focus on securing popular support to peace processes, developing peace agreement implementation mechanisms and evaluating business continuity plans.
Either individually, or as part of a World Bank or United Nations team, Olivier’s clients have spanned from the African Union, the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar, the Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso to the governments of Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the government of Mali, and the governments of Sudan and South Sudan.

Olivier has a master’s degree in international development and a master’s in communications from Roskilde University, Denmark.

Olivier is a French citizen born in India and has lived in Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe where he currently lives with his family.

 

Valérie Molina

Valérie Molina
DDR Specialist
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+33.6.64.45.14.58

Valérie has been with TDRP since July 2010, having previously worked with MDRP since 2006 in the monitoring and evaluation field. In addition to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo, she has previously worked in Algeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Since 2005, she has been working in parallel as a translator and is now working full time as freelance translator and proofreader from Paris with the specialization in international development.

Duina Reyes Bakovic - Graphic and Web Designer

Duina Reyes-Bakovic
Web and Graphic Designer
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Duina Reyes has been assisting TDRP with its communication portals and graphic design since 2009. She worked with TDRP's branding and design efforts including the preparation of communication materials such as brochures, newsletters, fact sheets, posters, reports and websites to disseminate and share knowledge on TDRP's activities in the Great Lakes region of Africa. She performed the same duties with MDRP from its creation in 2005 to its closure in 2009. Her work includes the design and development of the website "Scoring for Peace", a portal intended to showcase a documentary about peace-building in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda.

PRIOR  ASSOCIATES
Abderrahim Fraiji

Abderrahim Fraiji
TDRP Manager
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+254.703.674.619

Abderrahim Fraiji is a development specialist with more than 20 years of experience in fragile and conflict affected areas where he implemented, coordinated and managed operations for the United Nations and international NGOs.  In 2004, he joined the World Bank as a Senior Operations Specialist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, overseeing DRC and the Republic of Congo’s DDR operations in Kinshasa. Based afterwards in Khartoum, Sudan to manage several MDTF projects, he then participated in the World Bank’s contribution to the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between North and South. Since 2010, he has been based in the Nairobi hub as the AFTCS Senior Operations Officer, managing the Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program and acting as the Task Team Leader of projects in North Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and Uganda. Mr. Fraiji holds a master’s degree in Political Sciences from the University of Vienna in Austria.

 

Stavros (Aki) Stavrou

Stavros (Aki) Stavrou
Senior Conflict and Development Specialist
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+1.202.473.4100

Aki has been with TDRP since July 2010, having previously worked with MDRP since 2005. He has been working on DDR programs since 2001 and has previously worked in Iraq, Eritrea, Sierra Leone and Sudan, in addition to the current TDRP countries. Prior to this, he has a 25-year record as a development practitioner and activist in the academic, private, state, civil society and NGO sectors in Europe and Africa. In addition to DDR, his main areas of expertise are in i) post conflict peace building and infrastructural reconstruction, ii) youth at risk in post-conflict regions and emerging democracies and iii) migration, integration and social inclusion policy related to asylum seekers, refugees and labor migrants.

 

Dr. Harald Hinkel

Dr. Harald Hinkel
Senior Social Development Specialist (Conflict)
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+250.252.591.306

Harald has been with TDRP since 2009, having previously worked with MDRP since July 2004. He has been working on DDR programs since 2000 and, in addition to the current TDRP countries, has previously worked in Somalia and South Sudan. He spends considerable time working with informal armed groups under both assignments. Prior to this, he worked as an emergency and recovery practitioner and as an academic in the field of biodiversity. He also worked in private agro-industry in Africa. In addition to DDR, his main areas of expertise are in i) post conflict recovery and reconstruction; ii) SGBV in conflict and post-conflict regions and iii) biodiversity research and environmental conservation.

 

 

 

Elisabeth Maier

Elisabeth Maier
Operations Officer
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Tel: +254.203.226.000

Lisa has been with TDRP since May 2011, having previously worked with MDRP from 2005-2007. She has been working on DDR issues since 2003 when she was based in the World Bank country office to oversee the Bank's portfolio, which also included the Angola Emergency Demobilization and Reintegration Project. She has also worked on DDR programs in DRC, RoC, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Côte d'Ivoire. Prior to this, Lisa worked in the private sector in Germany. In addition to DDR, her main areas of expertise are in (i) reintegration of vulnerable groups, (ii) conflict and violence prevention, (iii) results-based monitoring & evaluation, (iv) community-demand driven development in fragile states and (v) extractive industries and corporate social responsibility.

 

 

 

Alexandra Burral

Alexandra Burrall
Operations Officer
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+1.202.473.3107

Alexandra Burrall is an Operations Officer with TDRP, having worked with the team as a consultant since spring 2011. She is currently providing technical assistance to the Republic of South Sudan's (South Sudan) National DDR Commission with a focus on reintegration in RoSS's pilot DDR programme. She has also researched and co-written reports on 1) the operations and effectiveness of programs for the returning children associated with armed groups, 2) ex-combatant reintegration status in Uganda, and 3) migration of pardoned former combatants in Uganda. Alexandra also conducted research for the World Bank South Asia Social Development Unit on the status of male youth including expectations, aspirations, and the barriers and opportunities facing them today. This qualitative, cross-generational study was conducted in Nepal in March 2012.

Alexandra also brings corporate and fundraising perspectives to her work in international development. She worked at Public Strategies Inc. where she consulted corporate clients on organizational management, public affairs, government relations and communications. Prior to that, Alexandra worked in fundraising at United Way Capital Area and local social services at the Community Action Network in Austin, TX.

Alexandra has a Master's Degree in International Development Studies with a concentration in Children and Youth in Fragile States from the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in Public Policy Studies.

Qinyu (Sabrina) Cao

Qinyu (Sabrina) Cao
Operations Associate
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+1.202.458.0943

Sabrina is an Operations Associate with TDRP since 2013. Her main role at TDRP is to assist in the financial management of TDRP and its projects, manage reports and publications, oversee TDRP’s websites, and support operational work including project design and field implementation.  Prior to that, she worked for TDRP as a consultant from January 2011, when she created the TDRP-Great Lakes region database and the associated user-manual.

Sabrina graduated with a Master’s degree in International Development Studies, focusing on econometrics and economic development in May 2013 from the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. Her interests also include private sector development and monitoring and evaluation in fragile states and low-income countries. She has field experience in Rwanda and Cambodia and has volunteer experience in China, Japan and Ukraine. She is proficient in Chinese, English and Japanese and is seeking her full fluency in French.

Daksha Shakya

Daksha Shakya
Operations Associate
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+1.202.458.2327

Daksha recently completed her Masters of Arts in International Development Studies with a concentration in Economic Development from the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University. At the Elliott School, her capstone project included extensive desk research and a field study to measure trust within cooperatives in Rwanda for USAID’s Enabling Market Integration through Rural Group Empowerment program. Her interest in international development first started in 2005 when she worked as a facilitator for a youth empowerment project in Nepal. Daksha joined TDRP in 2012 as an Operations Associate. She provides research assistance and operational support for TDRP activities. Her interests include monitoring and evaluation, private sector development, and enterprise and cooperative development in fragile contexts. She has field experience in Nepal, Rwanda, and Uganda and has volunteer experience in South Africa. She was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal and is fluent in Nepali, English, and Hindi.

Adeel Zafar

Adeel Zafar
Management and Information Systems Specialist
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+923.361.206.401
www.adeelzafar.com

Adeel Zafar has been working as a Management and Information Systems Specialist with TDRP since December 2011. Prior to his experience with TDRP, he has been working over 12 years in projects with refugees, ex-combatants, repatriates, civilians and voters. Adeel has been extensively developing solutions with biometrics, working in telecommunications and teaching as university lecturer. He has worked in Afghanistan, Pakistan, DRC, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya. He has language abilities in English, French, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Dari and Pashto.

 

 

 

Anthony Finn

Anthony Finn
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
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Anthony has worked with TDRP and MDRP as a consultant on most aspects of programming including strategy, program management and evaluation. With TDRP, Anthony has worked in Rwanda, Uganda, DRC and South Sudan as well as on TDRP strategy and scoping including in the Sahel region. In addition to work in TDRP countries, Anthony has worked in many aspects of programming (including governance, DDR, stabilization and reconstruction) in the fragile and conflict affected states of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and in Europe. Anthony also has expertise and interest in social change, social entrepreneurship, mental health and migration.

 

 

 

Maisoun Badawi

Maisoun Badawi
Enterprise Development Consultant
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+1.301.710.7098

Maisoun Badawi is a development and management consultant with specialty in private sector and SME development. As a World Bank staff, she served as Sudan Private Sector Development Specialist between 2007-2011, where she supported the implementation of the World Bank PSD program under the MDTF and IFC investment climate program. In addition, Maisoun provided technical back-up to the World Bank Somaliland PSD Re-engagement project. Prior to joining the Bank, Maisoun served as an investment and financial analyst for Abu Dhabi Fund for International Development. Prior to that, she served as an independent consultant, and during her early career years, she focused in the Horn of Africa region- conflict management and women’s rights, where she provided technical and operational back-up to the Center for Strategic Initiatives of Women with programs activities in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.

As a TDRP consultant, Maisoun has recently collaborated on a spatial analysis on infrastructural development in Mali, supported the South Sudan economic Reintegration Pilot Project, and youth employment through Renewable Energy pilot project in Somalia.   She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations-African and Middle Eastern Studies, from California State University, Fresno, a Masters in International Management-International Finance from University of Maryland, and a Masters in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.

 

Murat Onur

Murat Onur
Operations Officer
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+1.202.458.2327

Murat has worked with TDRP since July 2012 as a consultant. His research work focused on a number of issues including vocational training in DDR, drivers of conflict in the Sahel, and the role of ICTs in support of human rights, democracy, and peace-building, while he has been actively involved with operational aspects of TDRP’s ongoing technical assistance to the South Sudan National DDR Commission. Murat has also been a volunteer and activist for civil society organizations in the Middle East and South Asia and written extensively on Turkish politics and foreign policy. Prior to this, Murat worked in entry and mid-level positions in defense and security affairs in Washington DC, focusing primarily on security and defense policy analysis and research concerning the Middle East and NATO.

Murat holds a master’s degree on Security Policy Studies with a concentration on Security and Development from the George Washington University. His research interests and expertise areas are i) the nexus between protracted conflict and democracy, human rights and development, ii) youth movements and political mobilization in emerging democracies and post-conflict countries, and iii) large scale political violence and its impact on development.

Chan Moses Awuol

Chan Moses Awuol
ICRS Manager
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+211.955.682.850

Chan Moses Awuol has been working as Information Counseling and Referral System (ICRS) Manager with TDRP since September 2012. As a TDRP consultant working on ICRS, Chan is accredited with the successful initiation of the ICRS in South Sudan; ‘customization’ of ICRS to fit South Sudan’s DDR context and the development and implementation of various components of system.  In addition, Chan is managing Pilot Reintegration Project Management Unit (PMU) as well as coordinating DDR implementing partners and stakeholders’ engagement in South Sudan.

Prior to his experience with TDRP, Chan worked as Civil Servant with Canadian Federal Government assigned to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  Prior to joining the Canadian Federal Government, he was working with World University Services of Canada (WUSC) as Liaisons Coordinator for WUSC-sponsored international students in Prairies and Western Canada.

Jinghua (Kate) Zhou

Jinghua (Kate) Zhou
Junior Consultant
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+1.202.679.3329

Kate joined TDRP in Spring 2014 as a Junior Consultant. Her role within TDRP is to provide research assistance and operational support for various projects and activities. Kate is currently supporting the study of ex-combatant reintegration in the Republic of South Sudan, and is closely involved in the assessment of crime and criminal violence prevention in RoSS. Prior to these, she also contributed to the research on Chad and DDR program in Mali.

Kate graduated from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University in May 2014, and holds a master’s degree in International Affairs, with the concentration on International Development and Economics. While in school, she participated in designing the pilot fishery livelihood project for ex-combatants in RoSS. Her interests also include statistical analysis, monitoring and evaluation. Grew up in China, and received education in China, France and the U.S., Kate is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, English and French. 

 

 

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