Cindy joined International Alert in June 2017. Prior to her current role, she was our Country Director in Nigeria until December 2019.
Before joining Alert, she worked for several years in the peacebuilding sector in west and central Africa, the Sahel and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. During this time she worked on a range of issues, including youth and women’s participation in peacebuilding, community-based conflict resolution, countering violent extremism, security sector reform, sustainable business practices and land rights, elections, and conflict sensitivity in humanitarian and development practice.
She has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, an MA in International Relations from King’s College London and an MA in International Security from Sciences Po, Paris.