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Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw


Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw is Associate Director, Peaceful Societies and Accountable Governance, and is a member of the ECDPM management team.

Lidet’s interest and expertise are in geopolitics, peace and security, conflict preventions and peacebuilding.Her areas of focus include African peace and security issues, the African Union (AU) and its partnerships with the EU and China, governance and peace and security management under the AU, Africa in multilateralism and the geopolitics of the Horn of Africa.

Prior to joining ECDPM, Lidet worked as an independent peacebuilding and advocacy consultant advisor with a variety of civil society organisations in the Horn of Africa. She has also worked as a Policy Advisor for the Horn of Africa Regional Programme of the Life and Peace Institute supporting the organisation’s grassroots peacebuilding work and its policy engagement vis-a-vis the AU and IGAD.

Lidet holds an MA in International Peacebuilding from the University of Notre Dame (USA), and a BA in Integrated Social Sciences from the Jacobs University Bremen (Germany).

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    Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw

    Associate Director, Peaceful societies and accountable governance




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