Andy Carl is an experienced peacebuilding practitioner with a long career of leadership in the NGO sector. As the first member of staff and Program Director, he helped establish International Alert in 1989 where he developed the organization’s international programs. In 1994, he co-founded Conciliation Resources where he was Executive Director for twenty-two years. There he established the Accord publication series and led the organisation to become one of the leading non-profit organisations in the field. He is currently leading on the development of the Pax Spiral initiative which seeks to help unlock shared organizational and leadership potentials to build long-term peace. He also co-curates the news and information stream Peace Talks.
Andy is currently working as an independent adviser and researcher on peacebuilding. He is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Law where he is a Senior Adviser to the Political Settlement Research Project. He is a Senior Adviser to the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, a member of the Council of Experts at the Democratic Progress Institute in London, and a Visiting Fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations. He is a member of the board of Impunity Watch in Utrecht, Netherlands and the Rift Valley Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.