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Board of Directors

Peacebuild is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors currently comprised of seven members who set policy and establish strategies for the network. Directors are elected by Peacebuild members at the Annual General Meeting.

 

January - June 2016 Interim Board of Directors
       

Co-Chair
Flaurie Storie

Flaurie

Co-Chair
David Lord

David

Secretary
Morio Fukunaga
 
Morio Small

Treasurer
Silke Reichrath

Silke

       

Member
Rena Ramkay

Rena

Member
Jean Devlin

Jean Devlin Small

Member
Erica Noordermeer

erica 

 


Co-Chair
Flaurie Storie

Flaurie Storie is an international consultant specializing in the conflict prevention/peacebuilding sector as well as the education sector. She also brings project management, gender integration and monitoring and evaluation expertise to her work. Flaurie has worked in over twenty-five countries, mainly in Eastern Europe, South Asia and West Africa – both as a consultant and full time in the field as project manager and senior technical advisor. She served as Executive Director and/or Director of International Programs from 1995-2005 for the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation (CIIAN) and is presently a Senior Associate. In addition, Flaurie was active in the Canadian Peacebuilding Coordinating Committee, the forerunner to Peacebuild – Paix durable.

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Co-Chair
David Lord

David Lord is an independent consultant with more than 25-years of experience working on peace and security issues in Canada, the UK, sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere.  He is the former Executive Director of Peacebuild – Paix durable (2002-2011). Prior to that, he worked with the Carter Center, Conciliation Resources, International Alert and the Parliamentary Centre. He is currently associated with Confidion Consulting in Halifax, N.S., Frances Fortune and Associates in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and the Canadian International Institute of Applied Negotiation. Prior to entering the peace and security field he was a print journalist with Canadian media organizations.

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Secretary
Morio Fukunaga

Morio Fukunaga is an M.A. graduate from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. He holds a field specialisation in conflict analysis and resolution, for which he studied various theories explaining conflict as well as policies pursued by governments and international organisations for conflict prevention and post-conflict development. He first arrived to Canada in 2010 from Japan as an international student at UBC Okanagan (B.A., International Relations), and lived in Malaysia for eleven years of his childhood. 

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Treasurer
Silke Reichrath

Silke Reichrath has been with Peacebuild in a variety of functions since 2008, including Conflict Prevention Working Group coordinator, liaison with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), project manager on the Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace project, and overall coordinator since 2011. She is also a board member of Brooke Valley Research for Education in Nonviolence. She has an MA in International Affairs from NPSIA and wrote her thesis on peacebuilding in Guatemala.

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Member
Rena Ramkay

Rena Ramkay works in the fields of mediation, conflict prevention and conflict resolution, mainly as a private consultant, but also for a number of different organizations. Her international work has been varied and has involved the design and delivery of training in negotiation; conciliation; ADR aligned with human rights' instruments; development of community mediation programming; monitoring and overseeing programming for conflict-affected youth and children; researching and providing policy advice on diverse issues related to children, youth and conflict prevention; and conducting advocacy under the theme of peace and conflict. She teaches annually in the graduate program in conflict resolution at the Department of Law, Carleton University, where she is a board member at the Center for Conflict Education and Research. Through Peacebuild, she represents Canada on the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

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Member
Jean Devlin

Jean Devlin is an international development consultant since 2008. His professional career was with the Canadian International Development Agency (1973-2008). He occupied successive programme management positions in areas such as humanitarian assistance, university cooperation, policy, strategic planning and programme development in relationship to Canadian civil society and multilateral organizations. He represented Canada form 1992-1994 as Head of Aid in Jordan. Held the Alternate Permanent Representative position at the Canadian Permanent mission to the United Nations in Rome from 1997-2001 as member of the World Food Programme Executive Board and Canadian Administrator for IFAD. He has an extensive knowledge of Middle East Affairs. Prior to retiring in 2008, he was manager of the Peace and Security and Mine Action programme at CIDA.

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Member
Erica Noordermeer

Erica Noordermeer is a recent graduate of the International Development and Globalization undergraduate program at the University of Ottawa, which she completed along with a minor in Business Administration, the French Immersion certification and Co-operative Education. Since her graduation, she has been working with Afghanistan: Pathways to Peace in promoting a comprehensive peace process for Afghanistan. Acting as the Executive Assistant, she has organized events and coordinated meetings between Pathways members. She has participated in outreach meetings with diplomatic missions in Ottawa and is  coordinating a social media strategy and recruitment plan for students and young professionals. She also acted as a Coordinating Rapporteur at the recent Group of 78 annual policy conference and has since been appointed to the Board and Executive Committee of the Group of 78.

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