Selim Mawad



Salim Boustros Street, Beirut


Independent Consultant on Dealing with the Past and Peace Building

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Selim Mawad is an international independent consultant with twenty years of experience in conflict-torn and post conflict countries, both in the Great Lakes and the MENA regions, and which allowed him to accumulate an extensive knowledge in conceptualizing, implementing and evaluating initiatives and programs pertaining to human rights and violence, peace building and conflict resolution and transformation. During his last job (2011-2015), as Head of Mission for Impunity Watch in the MENA and the Great Lakes Region (Burundi – Rwanda – and the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and later as an independent consultant, he has contributed to the development of research instruments and methodologies, review of research reports and analysis, drafting and submission of advocacy strategies for policy change and evaluating initiatives and programs related to his field of expertise. Over the last fiteen years, he worked on various issues such as Justice and Gender, Conflict Transformation in the Great Lakes Region (Burundi – Rwanda – and the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Victims’s Needs and Expectations, Politicization of Memorialisation Processes, Transitional Justice and Geopolitics in Syria, and International Crimes and Memory in Europe. Moreover, and while working in Burundi, he accompanied the process of drafting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) law by conducting extensive research and organizing and facilitating consultation meetings with national civil society and international actors.


  • Belgium
  • Burundi
  • Congo The Democratic Republic Of The
  • Ethiopia
  • Lebanon
  • Rwanda
  • United States
  • Iran

  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Justice

  • 01.e. Development / promotion / implementation of concepts / standards of good governance
  • 03.a. Policy setting, strategic planning, multiannual planning
  • 03.c. Sector wide approach (Including donor coordination, alignment and harmonisation)
  • 04.g. Social responsibility of organisations
  • 07.a. Design / formulation of projects / programs (including intervention strategies, theories of change, outcome mapping, technical / financial program documents, etc.)
  • 08.a. Gender policy and strategies
  • 12.d. Fostering and protecting human rights
  • 12.f. Peace consolidation
  • 16.a. Fostering social cohesion