A leading expert on peacebuilding and governance in Africa, Dr. Joseph Sany has been working at the forefront of peacebuilding, governance and peacekeeping with civil society, government, international organizations, military and security leaders on the continent for 20 years. He is a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the many political, civil society and security sector challenges and opportunities facing Africa today.
He joined USIP as the vice president of the newly established Africa Center. Prior to USIP, Sany worked at FHI 360, where he led numerous peacebuilding and civil society development initiatives in countries throughout Africa and Asia. Additionally, he served as technical advisor for USAID’s “Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index” that assesses the civil society sector and operating environment every year in 75 countries, including 32 in Africa.
Sany has also advised international organizations such as the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, and the Economic Community of Central African States on peacebuilding and development strategies. He holds a Ph.D. in public policy and an M.S. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University.