Sheelagh Stewart

Sheelagh Stewart

Research Associate
Sheelagh Stewart is an experienced foreign policy and development professional. She worked as a UK government civil servant for 12 years finishing her civil service career as Head of the UK Government Stabilisation Unit. She then worked with the United Nations as Director, Governance Rule of Law and Security, Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery. At the beginning of her career she was the Founder and first CEO in 1988 of the Musasa Project the first NGO in then-independent Africa to focus on SGBV

Sheelagh Stewart is a conflict, security and gender expert.  She is currently working as a freelance consultant.  She was most recently employed by the United Nations Bureau of Crisis Prevention and recovery as Director, Governance, Rule of Law and Security (2012-14).  Prior to that she worked for 12 years in the UK Government, finishing as Head of the UK Stabilisation Unit (a cross-government unit that reports to DFID, the MOD, the FCO and the Home Office).  Before joining the UK Civil Service she worked at the Asia Foundation and the Institute of Development Studies.  She grew up in Zimbabwe, and in 1988 was the Founder-Director of the Musasa Project, the first NGO in then-independent Africa to focus on Violence Against Women.

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