Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership
Master of Earth and Energy Resources Leadership

Andrew Russell

Queen's Department of Global Development Studies and Former United Nations Senior Advisor


Andrew Russell is a specialist in peacebuilding and organizational change, with close to three decades of experience in the United Nations. He brings in-depth knowledge of UN programme and operations both at Headquarters and in the field. Mr. Russell has worked in Central America, Cyprus and, most recently, in Kosovo, where he served as UN Development Coordinator and UN Development Programme Resident Representative.

He designed and oversaw implementation of programmes dealing with the promotion of social dialogue, civic engagement and civil society participation in national development processes, as well as territorial-based approaches to integrated local development. He holds specialized expertise in crisis prevention and recovery and his field experiences have primarily been within the context of managing programmes in support of the transition from conflict to peace and development and the promotion of multi-stakeholder dialogue in ethnically or politically divided contexts.

He has also served in corporate managerial positions, including as the coordinator of internal management consulting services within the UN Development Programme. Mr. Russell holds a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University and he has taught development and peace building studies at the undergraduate and graduate level as an adjunct lecturer at Haverford College and Columbia University. He was, until April 2019, the Senior Advisor to the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management, where his work focused on change management within the context of UN reform.

EERL 806 Communication and Partnerships: Stakeholder Engagement Strategies

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