Cindy joined Alert as the Nigeria Country Manager in June 2017. She oversees our programmatic, financial and operational activities in the country. Prior to 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. Cindy 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.