Dimitri is responsible for coordinating Peace Direct’s research projects, including Peace Insight and Local Voices for Peace. He has previously supported programme research and design at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), acted as a researcher and campaigner with Crisis Action and Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), and spent a year at the United Nations reporting on the agenda of the UN Security Council. He holds a BA in Political Science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, and an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London, where his dissertation focused on the nexus between peacebuilding and natural resource governance in South Sudan. Contact: dimitri.kotsiras@peacedirect.org

Latest from Dimitri Kotsiras

Digital Pathways to Peace

The latest in our series of ‘Local Voices for Peace’ reports, ‘Digital Pathways for Peace: Insights and lessons from a global online consultation’, shares perspectives from local peacebuilders on the benefits and challenges of using technology to build peace, and offers recommendations for policymakers, donors and civil society to harness the capabilities digital technologies offer. Read more »

Peace Dispatch: May 2018

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Pakistan, Ukraine, Cote d'Ivoire and Lebanon provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Read more »

23 May 2018

Peace Dispatch: April 2018

In this month's edition, Local Peacebuilding Experts from Yemen, Syria, Sierra Leone, Niger and Nepal provide their latest analysis of conflict in their areas - and what it means for peacebuilders. Read more »

10 April 2018

Atrocity Prevention and Peacebuilding

Peace Direct's latest report presents the analysis and recommendations of atrocity prevention and peacebuilding from experts and practitioners from across the globe, and advocates for the recognition of the critical role that local civil society and locally-led peacebuilding approaches play in preventing and stopping atrocities. Read more »

06 April 2018

Appel à candidatures pour le 'Peace Exchange Mali'

Peace Direct cherche des candidatures d'organisations intéressées à prendre part dans le Peace Exchange Mali qui aura lieu du 8 au 10 mai 2018 à Bamako. Read more »

05 April 2018

Introducing 'Peace Dispatch'

Today, Peace Insight launches a brand new tool and exciting feature: Peace Dispatch provides real time analysis on instances of violence as they happen. Peace Dispatch is a unique new feature, mapping live incidences of violence and peacebuilding initiatives. It brings together instances of violent outbreaks alongside instances of local peacebuilding, showing exactly what is being done to halt violence and build peace in the aftermath. Read more »

06 March 2018