Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative
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Dr. Youssef Mahmoud


  • Senior Advisor


Dr. Youssef Mahmoud is a Senior Advisor to IPTI and a member of IPTI's Advisory Board. He is also Senior Advisor at the International Peace Institute (IPI) supporting the Africa, Middle East, and peace operations programs and serving as focal point on prevention and mediation policies and practices. Before retiring from the United Nations in January 2011, he was the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT). From 2007 to 2009 he served as Executive Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Burundi (BINUB).

Prior to these assignments, he held several other UN senior positions, notably as United Nations Resident Coordinator in Guyana and Director in the UN Department of Political Affairs.

In 2015 he served as member of the UN Secretary-General High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations and simultaneously a member of the High-Level Advisory Group for the Global Study on Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security.

He is currently a Visiting Professor at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College, London.