Senior Executive Officer
Rachel Sider has witnessed how poorly conceived policy and relief programmes can exacerbate risks to civilians and undermine sustainable peace. Most recently, Rachel was a policy advisor with the Norwegian Refugee Council in Myanmar. Prior to this she worked for three years on Syria where she led research on humanitarian access in government-controlled areas, shaped the UN Security Council’s debates, and advised donor governments on addressing protection risks in displacement and crisis. Rachel has also lived and worked in Jordan, Iraq and Palestine. She holds a Bachelor in Arts in International Studies from Middlebury College and a Master in Public Policy from the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. She is proficient in Arabic and Spanish.