Episode 1: Introduction to the GARVE Network
Marc Sommers is an internationally recognised youth, peace building and conflict expert. An Africanist and anthropologist, he also has expertise on gender, CVE, governance, education, social inclusion, urbanisation, refugee and development issues. Dr. Sommers served for several years as Senior Conflict Advisor for the State Department, where he focused on peace building efforts in Africa. He also worked as Senior Research Advisor for the IGAD Centre of Excellence for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism in Djibouti (seconded by the State Dept). He is also a member of the UN Advisory Group of Experts for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security.