Education: Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Technical areas of expertise: Conflict prevention, political transition, stabilization and peacebuilding
Elisabeth Dallas is Vice President of DT Global’s Stabilization & Transition Practice, providing strategic leadership on the design and implementation of programs that successfully mitigate conflict, supports state-of-the art peacebuilding, and facilitates political stability. Prior to joining DT Global, Elisabeth directed Chemonics International's Peace, Stability and Transition Practice, providing technical assistance on conflict sensitive approaches to development and facilitating employee learning to deepen technical knowledge and expertise through training. Elisabeth led the organization’s thought leadership and analysis in the areas of conflict sensitivity, do no harm, conflict prevention, reconciliation and peacebuilding.
Prior to joining Chemonics, Elisabeth served as a Senior Conflict & Peacebuilding Advisor in the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM) in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She provided technical support to USAID Missions, conducting conflict assessments, designing programs to mitigate conflict and training USAID employees on program implementation.
Elisabeth also worked with the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG). While at PILPG she advised clients during peace negotiations, drafting post-conflict constitutions and developing transitional justice processes. She served as Senior Program Director for PILPG's Kenya, Nepal, Somaliland, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda programs. Ms. Dallas also served as PILPG's Chief of Party for the Sri Lanka program.
What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve travelled?
Kenya, and specifically Loisaba nature conservancy. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world where I feel most at peace looking out over the vast plains of Laikipia, Mount Kenya and watching the incredible wildlife. We work in some of the most complex and challenging countries where violence is a common occurrence. Loisaba is very special in that it grounds me, reminds me of the good that exists in this world and how lucky we are to be a small part of it.