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Comfort Ero

Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group - KENYA

As Crisis Group’s Africa Program Director, Dr. Comfort Ero oversees the organisation’s work in
West, Central, Southern and Horn of Africa. She first joined the organisation in 2001 as West Africa
Project Director, before serving for three years as the Political Affairs Officer and Policy Advisor to
the Special Representative of the Secretary General in Liberia. Prior to Crisis Group, she was Deputy
Director of the Africa Program at the International Center for Transitional Justice, Research Fellow at
the Conflict, Security and Development Group at King’s College, and a Research Associate for the
International Institute for Strategic Studies. Her areas of expertise include conflict prevention,
management and resolution, mediation, peacekeeping, transitional justice, and Africa’s politics and
international relations.