Dr. Mark Mattner

Dr. Mark Mattner is the Director of the GIZ Sector Program Peace and Security, Disaster Risk Management. Until September 2017, he was based in Freetown, where he managed the GIZ Regional Resource Governance Program West Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire). Prior to joining GIZ, he was a Conflict Specialist with the World Bank’s Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction Team and a Visiting Researcher in the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University. His doctoral research at McGill University was on local governance, violence and oil production in the Niger Delta region, where he conducted qualitative fieldwork in oil-bearing communities.