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Alyoscia D’Onofrio has worked in the field of humanitarian assistance and post-conflict development since the Balkan wars of the 1990s. He joined the IRC in 1997 in Bosnia and worked on the return and reintegration of refugees and displaced persons until 2000. He helped facilitate the first successful return of ethnic minorities to some of the most hard-line nationalist municipalities in south-eastern Bosnia.

From 2000 to 2004, Mr. D’Onofrio served as Executive Director of IRC-UK. In 2004 he moved to Kinshasa to head the IRC’s program in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Under his leadership, the IRC developed into the largest humanitarian non-governmental organization in the country. In 2008 he became regional director for the Great Lakes, responsible for the IRC’s programs in Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Since 2011 Mr. D’Onofrio has been the IRC’s Senior Director for Governance & Rights programming, based first in Nairobi and now in Geneva, leading a team of specialists in Governance, Protection and Rule of Law serving IRC and partner agencies around the world. Mr. D’Onofrio serves on the Board of Directors of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP).

Institution / Affiliation : International Rescue Committee

Policy: Conflict and Violence, Development, Governance