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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Andy Carl is an independent consultant with a career of leadership in the NGO sector. He helped establish International Alert in 1989 and in 1994, he co-founded Conciliation Resources where he was Executive Director for twenty-two years. There he established the Accord publication series and led the organization to become one of the leading non-profit organisations in the peacebuilding field. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of Practice at the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh and is also a Fellow at the University of Coventry, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. He is also a Senior Research Associate, Politics and Governance at the Overseas Development Institute in London. He acts as a Senior Advisor to the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, and he is a Member of the Council of Experts at the Democratic Progress Institute in London. He is from Northern California where he studied at the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an MPhil from (in Anglo-Irish Literature) from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Andy became a Trustee of RVI in 2018.