Renée Larivière is Deputy Director-General at Interpeace where she provides strategic leadership and oversight of peacebuilding operations worldwide. She is also responsible for providing strategic leadership and orientation for the organization’s policy making. Operating in the complex environments of fragile societies she has extensive experience in working closely with the different stakeholders that have an interest in building sustainable peace.
Renée came to Interpeace in 2007 with field experience from Peru, Pakistan and Indonesia. While her focus has always been related to supporting fragile societies, her past work has been connected to conflicts relating to natural resources. While in Peru, working for Grupo GEA, Renée was also Visiting Professor at the Post Graduate School of La Molina National University. Renée has also worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Renée is Canadian and holds a Masters in Environmental Sciences from the University of Sherbrooke and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa.