Director, Peacebuilding and Transforming Extremism , United States
Kyle Dietrich has 15 years of experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments. He specializes in creative program design, conflict analysis, peacebuilding and CVE with an emphasis on asset-based approaches for social change.
Kyle Dietrich is the Director of EAI’s Peacebuilding and Transforming Extremism practice area. He leads the development and expansion of preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE) programs in nine countries. He is a senior peacebuilding practitioner with over 15 years’ experience working in conflict and post-conflict environments including Nigeria, the Sahel, the Great Lakes region of Central Africa, Haiti, the Philippines, and Central Asia.
Kyle is a certified Empowerment Facilitator and an Adjunct Professor at GWU’s Elliott School, and is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Harvard Divinity School. Prior to his tenure with EAI, he worked with CIVIC, Mercy Corps, UN Peacekeeping, Navanti, USAID, and the Peace Corps.
This illustrative list of publications demonstrates Kyle’s expertise in issues of conflict assessments, countering violent extremism, and civilian protection:
- USAID YouthPower: Two Sides of the Same Coin? An Examination of the Cognitive and Psychosocial Pathways Leading to EMPOWERMENT and RADICALIZATION, and Forging a Path to Reorient Violent Radicalization (May 2018)
- Equal Access International: The Way Forward: Assessing the Impact of the White Dove CVE Radio Project in Northern Nigeria (January 2018)
- Equal Access International: Assessing Conflict Drivers and Re-framing Radicalization in Northern Nigeria: Formative Research Report for the Farar Tattabara (“White Dove”) Radio Project” (June 2017)
- CIVIC: When We Can’t See the Enemy, Civilians Become the Enemy: Living Through Nigeria’s Six-Year Insurgency (October 2015)
- CIVIC: Fending for Ourselves: The Civilian Impact of Mali’s Three-Year Conflict (May 2015)
- USAID-USSOCOM: Understanding Conflict Drivers and Resilience Factors in the Sahel: A Desk Study (June 2013)
A social anthropologist by training, Kyle is proficient in French, Portuguese, Turkmen, and Spanish, and specializes in creative program design, conflict analysis and CVE in Africa, civilian protection, civil-military engagement, storytelling for social change, and positive youth development. To contact Kyle Dietrich please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.