Anupah Makoond, MBA, MSc
Anupah is the Research Manager (independent contractor) at the Peace and Human Rights Data Program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In this capacity, she provides expertise in data collection and analysis to humanitarian agencies and peacekeeping operations. Her focus is on putting in place mechanisms for including the voices of local populations in humanitarian assistance interventions and post conflict reconstruction programmes. Prior to her current role, Anupah was the Peace and Human Rights Coordinator for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region where she oversaw population perception surveys on peace, justice, reconciliation and social cohesion. Before specializing in data projects for the humanitarian and peacebuilding sectors, Anupah worked for Interpeace, where she Participatory Action Research processes in several conflict affected countries including Liberia, Guatemala, Timor-Leste and Burkina Faso. Prior to her work in peacecebuilding, Anupah led advocacy efforts for non-profits working on social and health policies in her home country of Mauritius. She has worked most consistently on issues of harm reduction related to drug use and providing reintegration services for street children. Anupah has a BS in International Relations from the London School of Economics, an MSc in Global Affairs from New York University, and a dual Masters in Business and in Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation from the University of Oxford.