Robert Garnett was Director of the EWI's Regional and Trans-Frontier Cooperation Project in South Eastern Europe. Based in Skopje, Macedonia, Robert has extensive experience in international affairs and program management, especially in the area of crisis and post-conflict recovery. He has worked for Oxfam (UK), International Council of Voluntary Agencies, Save the Children Fund (UK), International Organization for Migration, International Catholic Migration Commission and American Refugee Committee. Before coming to EWI, he worked in Belgrade as the Head of Mission for UMCOR-NGO. His work included strategic and overall management of country programs in Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Kosovo, and Serbia. The program focused on post-conflict recovery, cross-boundary, border IDP, refugee returns, and economic development. The program also supported civil society organizations in the areas of fundraising and advocacy.
Robert holds a B.A. and M.A. in History from the University of Cambridge. He is fluent in French and has working knowledge of Serbo-Croat with basic Italian, German, and Macedonian.
The projects Robert managed for EWI have now spun off into independant organizations that Robert manages. To learn more about Robert's continuing work in the Balkans, please visit the Institute for Stability and Development's web site.