Profile

Name

Robert Groelsema

Title

Team Leader, Africa Justice and Peacebuilding Working Group

Organization

Catholic Relief Services

BIO

Since 2014 Robert (Bob) Groelsema has served with CRS in its peacebuilding sector. His focus is sub-Saharan Africa where CRS implements integrative programs in justice, P2P, social cohesion strengthening, trauma resilience, youth and elections, governance and inter-faith peace and reconciliation. His team comprises three Peacebuilding Advisors based on the continent, and a Governance Advisor based in Baltimore. Bob has close to 40 years of relief and development experience having worked for NGOs, the UN, USAID and as a freelance consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and an MPIA in Economic and Social Development.

E-mail

robert.groelsema@crs.org