GOXI

sharing in governance of extractive industries

Zahed Yousuf
  • Male
  • London
  • United Kingdom
  • yes
Share on Facebook
Share

Zahed Yousuf's Friends

  • James Royston
 

Zahed Yousuf's Page

Latest Activity

Zahed Yousuf and James Royston are now friends
Dec 11, 2014
Zahed Yousuf joined GOXI's group
Thumbnail

Monitoring of Contracts

The goal of this project is therefore to develop country pilots to build capacity for improved monitoring of extractive industries contract award and implementation. Join this group to receive updates from the meeting and to share your experience.
Jul 23, 2014
Marcus B. Zarway commented on Zahed Yousuf's blog post 'Extracting Peace: The management of natural resources as a platform for promoting peace in Liberia'
"Before I comment, I would like clarity on the following: 1. what do you consider political and social instability? 2. what is the current investment climate in Liberia and what are your yard-stake? What I observe in this peace is a mixed of…"
Jun 30, 2014
Zahed Yousuf left a comment for Ciata A. Bishop
"Dear Ciata thank you for your comments and I am sorry that the article was not helpful. The article was based on work I have been doing in Liberia for over two years now.  I hope you do not think I was being critical of the Liberian state -…"
Jun 28, 2014
Jenkins Flahwor commented on Zahed Yousuf's blog post 'Extracting Peace: The management of natural resources as a platform for promoting peace in Liberia'
"Nice piece...however wondering what are the basis of these assertions made. I guess most of these assertions are based on mere assumptions with either little or no investigation/research. If you've been following happenings in the natural…"
Jun 28, 2014
Ciata A. Bishop commented on Zahed Yousuf's blog post 'Extracting Peace: The management of natural resources as a platform for promoting peace in Liberia'
"Unless you are actively engaged in the Natural resource sector in Liberia, I find your article filled with assumptions, assertions, and informationbased upon conjecture and misinformation. Ciata A. Bishop"
Jun 27, 2014
Zahed Yousuf posted a blog post

Extracting Peace: The management of natural resources as a platform for promoting peace in Liberia

Management of natural resources in Liberia comes with risks as well as opportunities. On the one hand there is the opportunity for the country to use its natural endowments to attract investment and promote economic development and on the other the increasing risk of political and social instability caused by the mismanagement of natural resources. This paper argues that in Liberia, achieving sustainable and peaceful economic growth requires not only a focus on improving economic governance…See More
Jun 23, 2014
George Amoh commented on Zahed Yousuf's blog post 'Conflict Sensitive Business Practices'
"Thank you Sahed, it is a good piece especially for us who are now working on peace issues"
Jun 23, 2014
George Amoh favorited Zahed Yousuf's blog post Conflict Sensitive Business Practices
Jun 23, 2014
Zahed Yousuf joined Menipakei Dumoe's group
Thumbnail

Liberia access to contracts information group

This group generates ideas and strategies for providing ordinary citizens with information on contracts in the extractive industries of Liberia.See More
Jun 16, 2014
Zahed Yousuf updated their profile
Jun 16, 2014
Zahed Yousuf posted a blog post

Conflict Sensitive Business Practices

Investing in peace is no longer the realm of philanthropists but rather the businesses that can profit from stability, writes Zahed Yousuf, a senior programme officer at International AlertZones affected by or prone to conflict pose major challenges to companies. If they make the wrong decisions, they risk disruption to their operations, expropriation of assets, currency restrictions, damage to their reputation and potential legal liabilities. However, companies which are conflict-sensitive,…See More
Jun 16, 2014
Zahed Yousuf is now a member of GOXI
Sep 27, 2013

Profile Information

Organisation (if non, specify N/A)
International Alert
Type of Organisation
Individual
Job Title
Senior Programme Officer
About My Work
Profile
My current specialisation focuses on the role of private sector actors operating in conflict
affected areas and promoting their contribution to peacebuilding. I have over 15 years of
experience in both the private sector and on conflict issues in fragile environments including
providing financial advice to both the private sector and the government on UK Public Private
Partnerships as well as advising multinational companies on effective risk mitigation
strategies. My country experiences spans three years in DR Congo and over 20 other
countries affected by conflict and violence. My educational background includes qualifying as
a chartered accountant as well as two MScs in Finance, and Conflict and Development.
Skills
• Designing and managing economic focussed conflict sensitive and peacebuilding
programmes
• Researching and developing sustainable economic development in conflict contexts
• Building partnerships with external organisations and in-country capacity-building
• Promoting dialogue and mediation across conflict divides including political actors
• Designing and delivering high-quality training courses
• Providing strategic management, risk mitigation and financial advice
• Analysing and reporting on highly complex financial, political and economic information
• Presenting at international conferences and academic institutions
Professional Experience
International Alert - London
7/11 – Present (Senior Programme Officer – Private Sector and Peacebuilding)
o Led research and developed policy recommendations for improved citizen participation in
the management of natural resources in both the palm oil and iron ore sectors in Liberia.
o Supported two multinational oil companies in Uganda, to integrate conflict sensitive
business practices into their operational risk mitigation strategies.
o Designed and advised on a project to build the capacity of the private sector to support
community cohesion and advocate for inclusive economic governance in Pakistan.
o Designed and advised on a project to support private sector development in Tunisia
aimed at providing employment opportunities for marginalised youth.
o Designed and delivered a training on economic dimensions of peace building for over 20
participants across the S Asia region.
o Managed a team of over 20 staff implementing a stabilisation and peacebuilding
programme in over 30 communities in Eastern DR Congo.
o Presented at over 5 international conferences promoting conflict-sensitivity among
economic development audiences including companies, World Bank Group, and
governments;
Areas of interest
oil and natural gas, csr, governance and anti-corruption, investing, social accountability, redistribution and sustainable development
Intererested in job/consulting opportunities
yes

Zahed Yousuf's Blog

Extracting Peace: The management of natural resources as a platform for promoting peace in Liberia

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 23:38 3 Comments

Management of natural resources in Liberia comes with risks as well as opportunities. On the one hand there is the opportunity for the country to use its natural endowments to attract investment and promote economic development and on the other the increasing risk of political and social instability caused by the mismanagement of natural resources.

 

This paper argues that…

Continue

Conflict Sensitive Business Practices

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 20:36 1 Comment

Investing in peace is no longer the realm of philanthropists but rather the businesses that can profit from stability, writes Zahed Yousuf, a senior programme officer at International Alert

Zones affected by or prone to conflict pose major challenges to companies. If they make the wrong decisions, they risk disruption to their operations, expropriation of assets, currency restrictions, damage to their reputation and…

Continue

Comment Wall

You need to be a member of GOXI to add comments!

Join GOXI

  • No comments yet!
 
 
 

Conveners

           GOXI Partners

Translate

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2017   Created by Kobina Aidoo.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service