Manager: Interventions Department
Dr Martha Mutisi is the Manager of the Interventions Department at ACCORD. In this position, Martha coordinates strategic and operational plans of the department, apart from providing substantive and technical inputs. Dr. Martha Mutisi provides oversight towards activities within Peacebuilding, Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Training Units as well as within ACCORD's Country Programmes.
Martha holds a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University (Virginia, USA). In addition, Martha also obtained a Master of Peace and Governance from Africa University, a Master of Science (Sociology and Anthropology) and a Bachelor of Sociology Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Before joining ACCORD, Mutisi served as lecturer and trainer at Africa University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and the Institute for Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mutisi also worked at George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor in the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
Furthermore, Mutisi has worked in various capacities, and with many organizations on critical issues at the intersections of peace, conflict and development. Her assignments included working with the University for Peace (UPEACE, Africa Program), the University of Zimbabwe-Center for Defense Studies, the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy (IMTD), among others. Martha's areas of research interests include Peace Agreements, Gender and Peace Processes, Security Sector Reform, Endogenous Methods for Conflict Resolution, Institutions of Peacemaking, Democratization and Transitional justice. Mutisi has authored book chapters and journal articles covering these themes.