Concord staffs and fellows come from diverse professional and personal backgrounds and bring a variety of experiences, skills, approaches and competencies to the table. Common for them all is that they have been handpicked by Concord based on personal experiences with their work, documented past performance and exceptionally positive reviews from partners and clients. Concord maintains a network of outstanding advisors, consultants and analysts around the world from which a team can be assembled to work on almost every imaginable assignment aimed at supporting efforts to sustain peace and enable recovery and development in fragile and conflict-affected settings.


Core Staff

Number of Fellows

Tender and analysis coordinator collecting all the insights and knowledge from the Concord fellow network, and structures it for the clients

Managing director and initiator of Concord Consulting. International affairs advisor, senior analyst and occasional talking head.


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Analysis & research ()
Capacity assessments and development ()
Civil society engagement ()
Conflict, situation and political economy analysis ()
Curriculum development and training ()
Engaging marginalized groups ()
Humanitarian Innovation ()
Media development ()
Monotoring, evalution and impacts assessments ()
Planning, strategy and programming ()
Policy development ()
Post-Disaster Resilience Building Operations ()
Project Design ()
Strategic Reviews ()
Urban Violence Reduction Strategies ()

Associate professor in modern history, political violence and terrorism. Expert on political Islam.

Program manager. Iraq and the Kurdish region civil society expert. Conflict transformation and democratization specialist.

Columnist, editor and researcher. Expert on global CVE policy and challenges, radicalisation and terrorism.

Executive Director of Samir Kassir Foundation – SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom. Extensive experience working in Lebanon, Amman, Palestine and Syria.

Carlos Centeno is an independent consultant. He specializes in Humanitarian Innovation, Project Design, Post-Disaster Resilience Building Operations, Strategic Reviews

Research Associate and independent consultant. Specialist in governance, rights and gender in fragile states. 15 years of research and policy analysis. Extensive field experience in Asia, Africa and MENA.

Assistant professor of international development. Expert on management and public administration in the developing world.

Ph.D. In psychology. Executive director of Neem foundation, Nigeria. Expert on preventing violent extremism.

Vice-Chairman of the regional chapter of the Danish UN Association, lecturer and consultant. Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. Extensive experience working for the UN in Asia, Africa, Middle-East, America and Europe.

Maj. General. Former NATO commander. Advisor to the Danish ministry of defence. Expert on technology and innovation in un peacekeeping.

Leadership and management consultant. Expert on health and education in Africa.

Research and policy analyst. Expertise on youth peacebuilding and child protection in transitional and fragile states.

Researcher and executive director for the platform for dialogue and peace. Expert on land issues, peacebuilding and epidemic responses.

Child protection consultant. Thirty years of experience working in child protection, development and humanitarian relief in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific.

Peacebuilding researcher. Expert on conflict prevention, diplomacy, policy advocacy and conflict-sensitive business practice.

Senior expert on international humanitarian law and human rights. Training design and delivery expert.

Journalist, editor and director of africaonair. Expert on African media and culture in relation to security and development.

Senior consultant on policy and programme development, conflict-sensitivity and peacebuilding.

International peacebuilding professional. Human rights, rule of law, democratic governance, peacebuilding and gender equality expert.

Expert on development cooperation, evaluation, displacement and humanitarian assistance in fragile states.

Maj. General. Advisor on military affairs. Former UN force commander and Snr. NATO officer. Military capacity dev. expert.

Lone Bildsøe Lassen is a humanitarian expert with 23 years of experience leading largescale humanitarian refugee, IDP, displacement country and regional programmes in fragile states in Caucasus, Africa and MENA.

Expert, intellectual entrepreneur and technical expert on methodology and governance measurements.

Political economist specialising in aid-budget integration, aid management, transparency and governance processes.

Evaluation expert and development economist. Specialist on survey and evaluation design, program and policy evaluation.

Senior Policy Advisor and independent consultant. Specialist in violence, conflict, fragile states and peace-building.

Advisor and editor with ICAN and WASL. Expert on Egypt and political dynamics in the middle east.

Seasoned development professional with experience from the forefront of some of the largest conflicts.

Senior economist and consultant. Research and practical advisory work on public financial management and governance.

Published researcher. Expert on natural resources, peacebuilding, and governance in West Africa.

Senior analyst and expert on peace and development. Thought leader on fragility and the peacebuilding architecture.

Project management specialist with extensive experience in project design, planning and implementation support.

Senior advisor. Expert on cooperation between, with, and within fragile states. New deal specialist.

International affairs professional. Expert on conflict analysis and -transformation specialising in Myanmar.

Ph.D. in peace and conflict studies. Served as deputy chief of PEACE III and commissioner for TJRC in Kenya.

Researcher and journalist. Specialising in forced migration and human rights.