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Tore Rose

Tore Rose (Norway and France) is a Fellow. Rose was educated at Leeds University (BA Econ) and Harvard Business School (MBA) and has worked extensively with the UN since 1972. His positions include Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Rwanda (2000-2002), Mali (1995-2000), and Algeria (1991-1994), and other high-level work related to the UN (and multilateral banks as well as NGOs) in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Haiti, Serbia, Myanmar, Sudan/Darfur, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire and Mali. Among other experiences, Rose was Team Leader/Senior Coordinator of international support for the Somalia National Reconciliation Congress in Mogadishu (April - October 2007), the first reconciliation attempt since the state collapsed in 1991 to be held inside Somalia with 2,600 participants from a cross-section of society. Rose has written on peacebuilding and post-conflict since 1996, most recently “Policy, Decentralization, and the Exercise of Authority in Aid Organizations" in the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development  2010. He is also involved in funding decisions and policy for the The Global Fund.


Rose, Tore (2010) “Policy, Decentralization, and the Exercise of Authority in Aid Organizations”,  Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol 5 no 2

Rose, Tore (2009) “Armed Violence Reduction: Enabling Development”. Contributing author to Policy Paper, OECD/DAC, Paris.

Rose, Tore (2008) Post-Nargis Recovery and Preparedness Plan (for the Ayeyarwady Delta of Myanmar).  [Team leader and principal author, on behalf of the Tripartite Core Group of ASEAN, UN, and Government. A three-year socio-economic recovery plan costed at $700 million, following the May 2008 cyclone when 140,000 died]

Rose, Tore (2006) “Reflections on Peacebuilding and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)”, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Vol 2 no 3

Rose, Tore (2003) Needs Assessment for the conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka.  Team leader and principal author on behalf of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations system in Sri Lanka. Basis for pledges of $1.9 billion at Tokyo Donor Conference June 2003.

Rose, Tore (1998)  “The Programme for Coordination and Assistance for Security and Development in West Africa (PCASED)” presented at the Oslo Conference on Regional Small Arms Moratoria and published in  A Moratorium on Light Weapons in West Africa, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo.