Ruth Simpson

Ruth Simpson
Country Director, Lebanon

Ruth oversees our work in Lebanon. She provides strategic oversight of the programme and expert advice on design and monitoring and evaluation for peacebuilding, conflict prevention, conflict sensitivity, social cohesion and preventing violence.

Prior to her current role she was our Europe and MENA Programme Development and Learning Manager leading on programme development, impact and quality assurance for the regional programme.

Before joining International Alert, Ruth worked with a number of international NGOs, providing technical advice and capacity-building support, and managing peacebuilding and armed violence prevention programmes in central and east Africa, MENA and Latin America, with a focus on programme design and strengthening monitoring, evaluation and learning, and impact assessment.

She has an MA in International Law and Conflict Resolution, within which she specialised in mediation, peacebuilding, transitional justice and reconciliation. She has published, co-authored and peer reviewed several papers and academic articles related to peacebuilding, resilience, peace education and violence prevention.