Anita Ernstorfer

Anita is a Director at CDA. She leads CDA’s peacebuilding effectiveness practice area and directs CDA’s advisory services work. Over the past 15 years, Anita has led engagements with government, bilateral, multilateral, civil society, and private sector actors as an advisor, facilitator of collaborative learning processes, convener, trainer, program manager, and applied researcher. Her substantive areas of expertise include peacebuilding effectiveness, conflict sensitivity, conflict (systems) analysis, organizational strategy and program design, and advancing new approaches to peacebuilding evaluation and evaluative processes. She leads CDA’s growing work on making approaches and programming focused on the prevention of violent extremism (PVE) more effective an in line with the principles of peacebuilding, conflict-sensitivity, and accountability to local communities. Anita has also contributed to CDA’s Business and Peace collaborative learning initiative with a focus on advancing the thinking on assessing business contributions to peacebuilding. She publishes on above topics and is a regular speaker at international conferences.