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Tim Midgley Senior Conflict and Security Advisor

Tim joined Saferworld as a Senior Conflict and Security Advisor in September 2013. Tim works across the policy programme, with a particular focus on Aid and Conflict, Conflict Sensitivity and Security and Justice. Previous to joining Saferworld, Tim was the Fragile States Advisor for World Vision UK, where he led policy engagement on issues relating to fragility, conflict and poverty with UK government. He provided extensive support to programme development and implementation for development, humanitarian, peacebuilding and advocacy initiatives in a wide range of conflict affected states, including South Sudan, Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Nepal and Lebanon.

He has developed programme guidance on integrating conflict sensitivity into programming, resilience in fragile contexts, and community based disaster risk management. Recent research has included the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on peace and stability in Lebanon and participatory approaches to conflict analysis.

Tim has also worked in DfID’s South Asia Department, focusing on Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, as well as undertaking consultancy projects for donors, including DfID, GTZ and UNDP. He holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, and a BSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol.

Issue areas/specialisms: Aid effectiveness, Security and justice sector development, Conflict analysis, Conflict-sensitive development, Resilience

Geographical specialisms: South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Mozambique

Languages: English, Portuguese

Publications and articles:

Making sense of turbulent contexts: Local perspectives on Large-scale conflict 2015, Garred, O'Reilly-Galthrop, Midgley and Scott. World Vision International.

Bridging the participation gap: Developing macro-level conflict analysis through local perspectives, Midgley and Garred, 2013, World Vision UK and World Vision International

Under pressure: The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on host communities in Lebanon, Midgley and Eldebo, 2013, World Vision UK and World Vision Lebanon

Participatory learning approaches for resilience: Bringing conflict sensitivity, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation together, Ibrahim and Midgley, 2013, World Vision UK

Promoting conflict sensitivity amongst donor agencies, Midgley, Mollet and Campbell, 2012, The Conflict Sensitivity Consortium

The applicability of the Paris Declaration in fragile and conflict affected areas: Afghanistan case study, Midgley, 2008, OECD DAC

Accountability and voice for service delivery at the local level, Brown, Hughes and Midgley, 2008, UNDP