Cindy joined International Alert in June 2017. Prior to her current role, she was our Country Director in Nigeria until December 2019.
She has worked for a decade in the peacebuilding sector on a range of issues, including youth and women’s participation in peacebuilding, community-based conflict resolution, preventing violent extremism, security sector reform, natural resources conflict management, and conflict sensitivity in humanitarian and development practice.
In her role as Africa Regional Director, she oversees Alert’s operations in West Africa and the Sahel, the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa. She coordinates support to country programmes on strategic development, fundraising, peacebuilding technical assistance, programme quality and financial and operational management, while exploring opportunities for growth across the continent.
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.