Sara Pantuliano

Sara Pantuliano

Managing Director

Sara is an expert in conflict and post-conflict contexts and a recognised public speaker on humanitarian issues. She is also Managing Editor of Disasters and the vice chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience.

Sara Pantuliano is a Managing Director at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London, where she has led the humanitarian team for six years. She is a political scientist with extensive experience in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Prior to ODI, Sara led UNDP Sudan’s Peace Building Unit, managed a high-profile post-conflict response in the Nuba Mountains, was an observer at the IGAD Sudan peace process and a Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam. She holds a PhD in Politics and is a recognised writer and public speaker on humanitarian affairs – from conflict and displacement to protection of civilians – and on crises ranging from Sudan and South Sudan to Syria and the surrounding region. She is the Managing Editor of Disasters journal and Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Risk and Resilience. Sara is a Trustee of SOS Sahel, a member of the Executive Committee of IRIN News and serves on the advisory boards of Oxford University’s Refugees Studies Centre and the UN Association of the UK amongst others.

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Sara Pantuliano is an expert on Sudan and South Sudan and global humanitarian issues. She is available to comment, in particular, on humanitarian crises, political transitions, aid worker security, counter-terrorism legislation and negotiations with armed groups. Sara has appeared on BBC TV, Al Jazeera, New York Times, USA Today, RFI (France), CBC (Canada), Sky News, AFT, Reuters, Sudan Vision, and The Nation (Kenya), among others. Her op-eds and blogs have been published widely.

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