Published: 7 Oct 2016
Jean-Benoît Falisse is a D.Phil Candidate, University of Oxford. His research focuses on community governance of basic social services in Burundi and Eastern DR Congo. Prior to resuming his studies, he worked in Burundi as a researcher and a technical adviser on community participation in health care with the Dutch NGO, CORDAID (2009) and as a coordinator on early recovery and reintegration issues for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Burundian Ministry of Solidarity (2010-2011). In Burundi, he also did consultancy work on land disputes for the European Union and taught at the Université Lumière de Bujumbura (2010). Jean-Benoît speaks Dutch and German;French is his mother tongue. He has some fluency in Kirundi and Swahili.