Dr. Joseph N. Sany

Joseph N. Sany is the Vice President of the newly established Africa Center. For the past 20 years, Joseph has been working on peacebuilding with civil society, governments, businesses and international organizations in Africa. Prior to joining USIP, Joseph provided technical leadership in the design and implementation of multi-year, multi-million-dollar peacebuilding and civil society development programs in several countries in Africa and Asia. Joseph also advised the design, implementation and dissemination of the annual USAID civil society Sustainability Index that assesses the civil society sector and operating environment in 75 countries, including 32 countries. In the past, he has worked with USIP staff to expand and establish the US State Department-funded USIP/African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program as a gold standard of civilian led-pre-deployment curriculum training on the continent. Joseph has taught peacebuilding courses, published scholarly articles on peacekeeping, peacebuilding and civil society, and writes on African Development and politics. Joseph is also the author of “reintegration of Ex-combatants: A Balancing Act”.

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