Antonio Giustozzi – Afghan Politics / Access
Dr. Antonio Giustozzi is an independent researcher born in Ravenna, Italy, who took his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Giustozzi is arguably the most studious and productive researcher and author on Afghan affairs. His output is based on insight won during intensive travels to the country far beyond the capital. He is the author of several articles and papers on Afghanistan, as well as of four books: War, Politics and Society in Afghanistan, 1978-1992 (Georgetown University Press), Koran, Kalashnikov and Laptop: the Neo-Taliban Insurgency, 2002-7 (Columbia University Press), Empires of Mud: War and Warlords in Afghanistan (Columbia University Press), Policing Afghanistan (with M. Ishaqzada, Columbia University Press, 2013), The Army of Afghanistan (Hurst, 2016) and Missionaries of modernity (Hurst, 2016).
Giustozzi supported ATR as a consultant on ATR’s Humanitarian Access project for NRC, funded through the Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund. The research project aimed to answer the question of how humanitarian needs in hard to access areas of Afghanistan compare to needs elsewhere in the country, and how can humanitarian needs in hard to access areas of Afghanistan be better assessed? Giustozzi was instrumental in designing ATR’s recommendations to the humanitarian community of how access can improve for humanitarian actors in the complex security environment.
Sue Newport – Gender, Maternal Health and Vulnerable Groups
Sue Newport has over 20 years of expertise in family planning, sexual/ reproductive/maternal health, gender and vulnerable groups programming. ATR engaged Newport to act as Team Leader on a baseline and endline assessment of UNICEF’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme designed to increase demand for maternal and newborn health services. The endline assessment is scheduled for the second half of 2017.
As Team Leader, Newport has been responsible for overall analysis of results including explaining contradictions or correlations between qualitative and quantitative data, and recommending approaches that would help UNICEF address challenges unveiled through the research. Moreover, as a Maternal Health expert with extensive experience in Afghanistan, Newport was able to contextualize the research findings to tell UNICEF not only what happened but why it happened, and explain any variation between provinces or disaggregated groups.
Newport is an experienced senior consultant, lecturer and writer with skills and experience in research and analysis, program design and management, monitoring and evaluation, policy review, communications, strategic planning, organizational development, training and capacity building. She has a Masters degree in Health Planning, Policy and Financing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and London School of Economics.
Bethan McEvoy – Child Protection
As a Child Protection Expert with extensive experience in research and program implementation, ATR has been fortunate to obtain the services of Bethan McEvoy. Most recently this was in support of ATR’s action field research “Strengthening reception and family re-unification of unaccompanied minors and separated children deported through Islam Qala border” for War Child UK in Afghanistan.
McEvoy was responsible for training field staff, designing research tools, methodology and data collection planning. Ms. McEvoy also supported ATR to consolidate research findings, in order to submit a synthesis report for WCUK and advocacy document for the government of Afghanistan.
McEvoy has widespread experience across the child protection sector including authoring “The Impact of War on Children in Afghanistan: A Psycho-Social Approach”, and designing the child participation element of Save the Children International’s child friendly spaces.
Andre Moeller – Energy and Resource Management
An engineer with a background in renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency, Moeller has over 10 years of experience working as a consultant for government and industry and as a lecturer on energy efficiency and the environment. Specializing in energy efficiency technologies, with strong project management skills, Moeller has a wealth of experience in Afghanistan with GIZ, in Nigeria with Ecowatt Nigeria, and in his home country of Germany with Ecoclimate and Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
ATR engaged Moeller’s services for an evaluation study of Agence Française de Développement’s (AFD) work to connect the city of Mahmoud-e-Raqi of Kapisa province to the electricity network. The project aimed to connect private households, businesses, mosques, and other public facilities to the electricity grid which covers the Central region of Afghanistan. Moeller was instrumental in the evaluation as he brought his expertise in the energy sector to plan and undertake an extensive desk review, lead of qualitative and quantitative tool design, and providing a peer review of the final evaluation report.
Moeller holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, as we well as a Master of Science, Technology and Resources Management from Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
Lillian Dang – Rule of Law
Ms. Lillian Dang is a rule of law, governance, and security sector reform specialist. Dang has extensive field-based research and program management experience in conflict-affected and post-conflict countries including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mindanao (Philippines) and Timor-Leste.
Recently Dang worked for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Kabul, managing the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a rule of law promotion program in Afghanistan focusing on women’s access to justice, land conflict, constitutional analysis, traditional dispute resolution, public legal awareness and Islamic law.
Dang is currently based in Washington DC as an independent legal consultant designing and advising on justice, security, governance and CVE projects, and preparing legal and policy research.
Dang holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and a Master of Laws in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Dang is an attorney admitted to practice in Australia.
Hadley Rose – Rule of Law
Hadley Rose is an international legal consultant with experience working in multiple countries and contexts, including Afghanistan where she was Chair of the Law Department at the American University of Afghanistan. She has direct experience working on behalf of victims in domestic and international criminal justice systems. She has also drafted laws and built capacity in legislative drafting and legal analysis in multiple country contexts. Rose has strong legal and social sciences research and writing skills, which she utilizes to inform programming, policy, and advocacy efforts. She puts many of these skills to use as a legal trainer, utilizing a practical skills approach to all training work, and is an expert in developing and integrating tailored case studies to teach legal skills.
Rose holds a Masters of Law from Yale Law School, a Juris Doctorate (Law) from Willamette University College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University.
Rose is a capacity-builder, teacher, trainer, and mentor, highly skilled at working in multi-lingual and cross-cultural environments, and specializing in legal and empirical research and legal program evaluation.
Delwar Hussain – Public Health Nutritionist
Mr. Delwar Hussain has over 13 years of experience in the public health sector working in hostile environments including Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan and Afghanistan. Hussain has worked for key players in the public health space including World Health Organization, World Bank, Medecins Sans Frontieres, International Rescue Committee, and the Malaria Consortium. As part of his role with Malaria Consortium in South Sudan, Hussain was responsible for supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to monitor, evaluate, design surveillance mechanisms, and research the MOH’s Malaria Control Program and he supported Government of Union of Myanmar on the side of WHO and acted as co-health lead for Transitional Government of Somalia.
Most recently, Hussain has been working with Conseil Santé as a Public Health Nutritionist, leading teams of professionals in the area of public health nutrition by collaborating with public institutions including Kabul Medical University and Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences, to review and update their nutrition curriculum, train lectures and help create a post graduate diploma in Kabul Medical University and Ghazanfar Institute of Health Sciences.