Peter Dimitroff holds more than 20 years of international development and project management experience, primarily in the Middle East and Afghanistan and focusing on anti-corruption, budget transparency, legislative strengthening, and women’s empowerment. After a 12-year army career in his native country of Canada, Peter served on the staff of the Canadian Parliament for six years in a variety of roles, including Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State for Central Asia and the Middle East within the Department of Foreign Affairs. He parlayed this experience into the international development arena, serving as the National Democratic Institute’s Country Director in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then in Afghanistan, and later in Yemen for the whole Arabian Gulf Region. He subsequently held senior technical and managerial positions on U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as with the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office.

Since joining DAI he has been deployed to Haiti, Sri Lanka, Guinea, and Afghanistan, where he served as Chief of Party for the USAID Assistance to Legislative Bodies of Afghanistan program and as Senior Technical Advisor for the Promote Musharikat project, part of the largest women’s empowerment program in USAID’s history.



Harris Khalique

Harris Khalique is an internationally recognized civil society leader with more than 20 years of professional and voluntary work with civil society organizations with a focus on human rights and community development. He has held senior management and advisory positions with national and international nongovernmental organizations and civil society networks.

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