Policy Adviser for Crisis, Fragility and Resilience
Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP New York
Samuel Gbaydee Doe isthe Policy adviser for crisis, fragility and resilience in UNDP's Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.
Previously, Mr. Doe was the Senior Policy Adviser and Team Leader in the Policy and Planning Division of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. He joined the UN in 2006 as Senior Consultant for Strategic Coordination and Peacebuilding with the UN Mission in Liberia and in 2007 with UNDP’s Pacific Regional Centre in Fiji as Senior Conflict Prevention and Civil Society Development Expert. From December 2007 until November 2010, he was the Development and Reconciliation Advisor to the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka and later Senior Political Advisor to the Secretary-General’s Advisory Panel on Sri Lanka. He later joined BCPR as Advisor and Team Leader in the Policy and Planning Division in 2011.
Prior to the UN, Mr. Doe was a civil society leader in Africa for 15 years, having established and led the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, the largest peacebuilding civil society network in Africa; served as chair for the Forum on Early Warning and Early Response, a global network of conflict prevention scholars and practitioners, based in London; and founding Chair of the International Conflict and Security Consulting in London.
Mr. Doe is a Liberian national and holds a doctorate in Social and International Affairs from Bradford University (UK). He received an MA in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University (USA) where he teaches Conflict Sensitive Policy Development and published books, chapters, and articles including a book on how to use indigenous resources in rebuilding failed and collapsed states.