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Comfort Ero President & CEO Crisis Group

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Comfort Ero President & CEO Crisis Group

Crisis Group Role

Dr Comfort Ero was appointed Crisis Group’s President & CEO in December 2021. She joined the organisation as West Africa Project Director in 2001 and rose to become Africa Program Director and then, in January 2021, Interim Vice President.

Dr Ero has spent her entire career working on or in conflict-affected countries. In between her two tenures at Crisis Group, she served as Deputy Africa Program Director for the International Centre for Transitional Justice (2008-2010) and, prior to that, Political Affairs Officer and Policy Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, UN Mission in Liberia (2004-2007). She has a PhD from the London School of Economics, University of London. Dr Ero is also the Chair of the Board of the Rift Valley Institute and sits on the editorial board of various journals, including International Peacekeeping.

Areas of Expertise

  • Conflict prevention, management and resolution

  • Mediation

  • Peacekeeping

  • Transitional justice

  • Politics and international relations of Africa

Professional Background

  • Deputy Africa Program Director for the International Centre for Transitional Justice (2008-2010)

  • Political Affairs Officer and Policy Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary General, United Nations Mission in Liberia (2004-2007)

  • Project Director, West Africa Office, International Crisis Group (2001-2004)

  • Research Fellow, Conflict, Security & Development Group, Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, London (1999-2001)

  • Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London (1998-1999)

  • PhD from the London School of Economics, University of London

Languages

  • English (native)

  • French (conversant)
     

SOURCE: CRISIS GROUP

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