Team Leader, Africa Justice and Peacebuilding Working Group
Catholic Relief Services
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.