Alnoor Amlani

Alnoor is a Finance Executive Partner since 2017. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with over 20 years of experience in setting up and evaluating systems for donor projects. He has set up and improved numerous small and large financial systems in East and Southern Africa for USAID, UNDP and while working with KPMG Africa and as an independent practitioner for some major NGOs, including Transparency International.

Dr Arjumand Bano Kazmi

Arjumand Bano Kazmi is currently an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, UK. Arjumand has extensive experience of working with NGOs in Pakistan and the United Kingdom, with a focus on women’s and minority rights, democratization, and voluntary sector infrastructure support. She holds a Ph.D. in Law and an LLM in Law in Development.

Fardosa Loyan

Fardosa holds graduate education in Public Ethics and has more than 15 years of federal government public policy experience encompassing planning, programming and public policy recommendations to the Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial governments and stakeholders. She has a number of publications and conference abstracts in the public health literature and conflict studies literature and has been currently engaged in the development of Best Practices in Government Collaboration. She is also a member of the Integrative Peace Building Project at Saint Paul University in Ottawa that among other things is working on the comprehensive approaches for complex military-civilian-diplomatic-operations.

Najam Mushtaq

Najum Mushtaq has covered Somalia since 2006 as a journalist, humanitarian aid worker and policy analyst for Inter Press Service, CARE-USA, the Life & Peace Institute and Danish Demining Group. In 2018, worked with DFID-funded police reform project, he mapped and analysed local conflicts in seven southern and central Somali districts (Dolow, Luuq, Kismayo, Xudur, Baidoa, Beletweyn and Jowhar). His latest research papers, commissioned by LPI for a UNSOM initiative, review AMISOM’s performance and challenges in countering Al-Shabab and offer an analysis of political and clan conflicts in three south and central regions. Before coming to work in Somalia, Najum worked as a senior analyst at the International Crisis Group in Pakistan and was the principal researcher and author of four research publications on the phenomenon of religious extremism in Pakistan.

Michelle Sprearing

Michelle is a consultant researcher, technical advisor, and advocate with over 15 years of experience of conflict sensitive approaches, peacebuilding, and development in fragile and conflict-affected states. A specialist in innovative DM&E of peacebuilding and best-practice for programming in conflict-affected states. Experience of working in multiple countries, particularly in Africa.

Saida Hassan

Saida has over 14 years’ experience in financial and operations management in humanitarian and private sectors, and have vast experience in programme budgeting, contract management, project cycle financial planning, financial accounting, finance training for finance & non-finance staff and partners, facilitate organization audit as well as financial policy development. She has also expertise in coordination and management of support functions including procurement, administration, human resources, and security.

Dr Syed Bahar Ali Kazmi

Dr. Bahar Ali is a co-founder and a research director of the NGO Applied Management Research and Teaching Unit, Aston Business School (UK) and publishes in the areas of corporate social responsibility, human rights, Business-NGO partnerships/Alternative organisations, and role of business in peacebuilding. He has worked with Save the Children UK, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Resource Centre - Prince of Wales Business Leader Forum (UK), the Department for International Development (UK), the European Commission, the Swiss Development Organisation, and the U.S. Labour Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Business and Management from the University of Nottingham (International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (2010), MA in Development Studies (1996) from the University of East Anglia UK and MA in Philosophy from the Government College Lahore (1990 Pakistan).