David Alpher Washington Head of Office and Advocacy Manager (US)
David joined Saferworld in 2013 as our first Washington Associate, with a particular expertise in the integration of military, governmental and non-governmental development efforts in complex operations and conflict areas.
David has a wealth of experience working on conflict resolution and governance issues in Washington DC, as well as in the Middle East, Horn of Africa and Central/South Asia. He joins us from a long history in the development field, where he provided program design and technical advice, conducted conflict assessments, and led field programs in conflict resolution, reconstruction and stabilization, youth engagement and governance. In addition, David was previously Director of Development Policy and Planning with CHF International, engaging in a variety of policy and advocacy work on issues including the impact of foreign assistance programming in conflict contexts. David’s graduate research focused on the role of democratization within US development policy.
Issue areas/specialisms: Terrorism, Aid effectiveness, Conflict-sensitive development, Countering violent extremism, Global conflict prevention mechanisms, civil-military coordination
Geographical specialisms: USA
Publications and articles:
- Bringing an end to unending war: recommendations for the next US administration, 2016
- A look at the American 'Countering Violent Extremism' strategy, 2016
- Countering Violent Extremism is gaining ground in the State Department—does it represent something new?, 2016
- Evolving policy in a changing world: Examining challenges and opportunities in the new US Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, 2015
- Community Policing Internationally: Podcast, 2014
- Us and them: bridging the gap between police and communities., 2014
- Rethinking transitions: finding the pathway from military to community security, 2014
- Beyond the limits of counterterrorism: towards a peace and development agenda that can engage constructively with extremism , 2014
- Peace and post-2015: a round up from the UNGA , 2013