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Elizabeth Hume

Vice President

Alliance for Peacebuilding

Liz Hume, JD, MA, is the Vice President at the Alliance of Peacebuilding. She directs the Policy and Advocacy program, where she co-leads the Global Fragility Act Coalition, comprising 65+organizational members, which was instrumental in supporting the passage of the bipartisan Global Fragility Act recently signed into law. She is a conflict prevention expert and has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership positions in bilateral, multilateral institutions and NGOs overseeing conflict prevention and peacebuilding programs in conflictaffected and fragile states in Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. She was the Chief Legal Counsel for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Kosovo, where she was responsible for developing the legal framework and policies in support of the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and UN Resolution 1244. After 9/11, Liz worked for the International Rescue Committee in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where she established and managed the Protection Department for Afghan refugees and returning IDPs (internally displaced persons). She also helped establish the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation at USAID, developing programs and policies to improve the U.S. government’s ability to address the causes of violent, deadly conflict.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.