Jago Salmon

Non-Resident Fellow

Jago is currently a non-resident fellow with the Center on International Cooperation and lead convenor of the Stockholm Peace and Development Forum 2020. Until September 2019, Jago served as the senior advisor in the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and was the co-author of the joint UN-World Bank flagship report Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict.

With 17 years of operational and analytic experience at the nexus of humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding operations in conflict-affected countries, Jago has served as a governance advisor in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, East Timor, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Yemen, among others, and led UN integrated recovery and peacebuilding planning for Central African Republic in 2016, Liberia in 2017, and Zimbabwe in 2018. Jago was a co-author of the joint UN-WB study on (Re)Building Core Government Functions in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings, and managed UNDP’s programme guaranteeing payments to 36,000 Ebola Response Workers in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone during the West African Ebola epidemic.

Prior to joining the UN, Jago worked as an analyst on the Middle East, with a focus on Sudan, and worked with national civil society and the International Crisis Group. Jago has a doctorate in political science from Humboldt University in Berlin, and speaks English, French, Italian, and Arabic.

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