Mourtada Deme is an international development professional with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and managing UNDP, EU, DFID, CIDA, KOICA and USAID-funded human rights, democracy, and governance programs in both Francophone and Anglophone Africa, and the Caribbean. His experience includes substantive leadership in management and coordination, policy development and advisory, resource mobilization, partnership building, knowledge management, program design and implementation, and evaluation frameworks. Areas of expertise include human rights, elections, media, conflict resolution civil society strengthening, gender and women’s rights. Mourtada held senior positions with UNDP and USAID. He received his master’s degree in law from the University of Bordeaux, France, and his PhD from Boston University and is the author of a well-received book entitled “Law, Morality and International Intervention” published by Routledge.