Marc Baxmann is Policy and Communication Officer at the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt). FriEnt is an association of governmental organizations, church development agencies, civil society networks and political foundations in Germany. FriEnt aims to pool capacities, support networking and cooperation, and contribute to conflict-sensitive development cooperation. Marc facilitates the dialogue between the FriEnt member organizations on international peacebuilding processes and offers advisory services. His expertise and publications are in international peace and security issues, governance, development and state-society-relations. Prior to joining FriEnt in 2008, he worked for the Association of German Development NGOs (VENRO) and as an independent consultant to think tanks and NGOs. He holds an MA in Political Science, International and European Law from the University of Bonn (2006).