Peter Albrecht begins his PhD studies on security sector reform
Local level implementation of security sector reform in Sierra Leone's Kono District
In July 2008, Peter Albrecht started his PhD studies at CBS and DIIS. His research will look at local implementation of security sector reform in Sierra Leone’s Kono District, one of the main areas for diamond mining in the country.
Previously, he was a Senior Programme Officer in International Alert’s Peacebuilding Issues Programme with an emphasis on the Balkans and West Africa. His main focus was policy relevant research, training, international advocacy, and support to programme implementation. Before joining Alert, Peter worked for the UN Mission in Kosovo and the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana, and for the Danish Institute for Foreign Affairs and the Danish Association for International Cooperation.
Peter is about to finish a policy book on SSR in Sierra Leone from the mid-90s until present, a collaborative effort between the Global Facilitation Network for SSR and International Alert, funded by the UK Government. As part of the project a series of working papers by practitioners involved in Sierra Leone’s security sector transformation process is also being edited. Peter has carried out a training needs assessment for the new ESDP Mission in Kosovo, which was subsequently implemented in collaboration with UK’s Ministry of Defence Police. The training was funded by the Foreign Office in the UK. Finally, Peter has written and published on gender and SSR, Kosovo’s SSR process, civil society oversight of the security sector, and on what indicators for measuring the impact of SSR may look like.
Peter holds an MSc in Nationalism and Ethnicity from London School of Economics (LSE) and an MA Research Degree in Anthropology and Ethnography from Aarhus University.
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