Contact

Please feel free to contact me about speculative enquiries or to discuss consultancy opportunities, deadlines and fees. You can email me directly at gilberto@algarfaria.com. My pronouns are: he/him/his.

Services

I am able to offer the following services (remotely or in-place):

  1. Report writing within my relevant areas of expertise (broadly, human rights, conflict prevention and peacebuilding).

  2. Facilitating and delivering training courses within my relevant expertise (broadly, conflict sensitivity, human rights, humanitarianism, integration, mission planning and research methods).

  3. External monitoring and evaluation for NGOs, regional and international organisations.

  4. Conflict analysis and conflict mapping.

Qualifications

Academic

Other

Countries (activities, dates)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (research interviews on peacebuilding, 2016, 2017, 2019).

  • Cambodia (research interviews on peacebuilding, 2017, 2019).

  • Kenya (facilitated, provided mentoring and delivered integrated mission planning training on the Eastern Africa Standby Force‘s Integrated Mission Planning Course, 2019, 2020).

  • Kosovo (delivered conflict sensitivity training workshop, 2017; research interviews on peacebuilding, 2012, 2016, 2019).

  • Rwanda (facilitated and provided mentoring on the Eastern Africa Standby Force‘s Integrated Mission Planning Course, 2020).

  • Seychelles (facilitated the training of trainers on the Eastern Africa Standby Force‘s Integrated Mission Planning Course, 2019).

  • Somaliland (delivered research methods training course funded by Somalia Stability Fund, 2015, 2016).

  • Sri Lanka (research interviews on peacebuilding, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2019; delivered policy engagement workshop, 2019).

  • Sudan (facilitated and delivered human rights and humanitarian training on the Eastern Africa Standby Force‘s Integrated Mission Planning Course, 2019).

Testimonials

Dr Gilberto Algar-Faria is a thorough expert who produces nuanced reports on Sri Lankan issues. He is generous with his time and always listens to comments without compromising his independence. I have had many positive results in asylum cases working with him.

Cyrielle Vallet-Simond – Solicitor

It has been a pleasure instructing Dr Algar-Faria as a country expert. His reports are focused, diligent and meticulously tailored to our instructions. Dr Algar-Faria is approachable and friendly, and his work is consistently well researched, well referenced and authoritative.

Hugh Marwick – OISC Immigration and Asylum Caseworker, Migrant Legal Project

Dr Algar-Faria’s understated and approachable manner belies a fierce intellect and deep understanding of international security-related issues. A genuine expert in his field, his desire to share his knowledge to help others is impressive, and it has been a real pleasure to work alongside him in developing African Standby Force capacity.

Gary McDade – British Peace Support Team (Africa)

I instructed Dr Algar-Faria to prepare a country expert report relating to a complex Sri Lankan asylum case. His work was comprehensive and thorough. The report was appropriately referenced throughout and drew on a wide variety of up-to-date source material. The initial draft of the report and subsequent revisions were always provided on schedule.

“S.” – Immigration lawyer

I had the pleasure of instructing Dr Algar-Faria to provide expert evidence on a very complex refugee claim. Our client won their appeal and was granted refugee status. The expertise, care and attention to the issues, and awareness of the importance of his work to the client, shone through, and was critical to the success.

Mark Shepherd – Director, Migrant Legal Project

Gilberto provided an interesting range of short policy briefings for the Foreign Policy Centre website, covering issues in countries as diverse Kosovo, North Korea, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. His research showed the breadth of his knowledge and ability to tackle different and difficult topics.

Adam Hug – Director, Foreign Policy Centre

I happened to work with Dr Algar-Faria in different peacebuilding related projects in the Western Balkans. He proved to be a highly reliable and valuable partner. I was impressed with his in-depth knowledge not only on wider security concept but also project management, and he understood well the sensitivities in the Balkan context.

Dr Florian Qehaja – Kosovar Centre for Security Studies

Contact

Please feel free to contact me about speculative enquiries or to discuss consultancy opportunities, deadlines and fees. You can email me directly at gilberto@algarfaria.com. My pronouns are: he/him/his.

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