Peace Dividend Trust | Senior Adviser | Ubud BA Indonesia
I am involved in changing the rules of the game in the aid industry. Peace Dividend Trust (www.pdtglobal.org) is the vehicle that I and some friends are using to do this.
Timor-Leste - my first love in the developing world.
I want better aid and peacekeeping operations - they are a mess but they are very much needed, we could just do such a better job if only we changed the rules.
Edward Rees joined Peace Dividend Trust in September 2007, first has Country Director in Timor-Leste, and now as Senior Advisor. Prior to this, he worked with the Peacekeeping Best Practises Section (PBPS) of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) at the UN Headquarters in New York. Edward acted as Political Officer to the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy in Timor-Leste in 2006 and later participated in the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Commission of Inquiry for Timor-Leste.
Additionally, Edward acted as consultant to the International Crisis Group, the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, King’s College London, Amnesty International and the US State Department. A dual British/Canadian citizen, he studied at McGill University and King’s College, University of London.