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About us Management Unit

Management Unit

Strong Cities is led by a Management Unit, hosted by ISD, which drives the overall network and its activities and provides support for our International Steering Committee. The Management Unit comprises a Central Team who direct and support several field-based Regional Hubs.

The Management Unit oversees the development and delivery of training and other capacity-building tools, and spearheads the development of Strong Cities good practices, ensuring that lessons learned are being shared across regions and with international stakeholders.

The Management Unit also coordinates the Network’s engagement with national governments, regional and multinational organisations, civil society and the private sector, and leads Strong Cities’ resource mobilisation efforts.

Management Unit

Eric Rosand

Executive Director

Daniel Hooton

Director, Global Engagement

Kelsey Bjornsgaard

Head of Practice

Allison Curtis

Head, Networks and Partnerships

Duaa Khalid

Head, Project Operations

Simeon Dukic

Senior Manager, Global Engagement

Charlotte Moeyens

Senior Manager

Lara Petricevic

Senior Manager, Global Engagement

Tim Hulse

Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation

Gabriel Camilleri

Manager, Communications

David Leenstra

Coordinator, Networks & Membership

East & Southern Africa Regional Hub

Gertrude Rose Gamwera Buyinga


Geofrey Ochieng

Programme Lead

Simon Sentamu

Network Officer

Middle East & North Africa Regional Hub

Zouhair Racheha


Maria Sarkaz

Programmes Lead

South Asia Regional Hub

Gulmina Bilal


Anika Ahmed

Programme Lead

Western Balkans Regional Hub

Miloš Bogičević


Emir Hasanović

Programme Lead

Besim Dogani

Network Officer

Young Cities

Sameen Zehra

Youth Civic Action Coordinator

Khadija Abdallah Mohamed


Our careers

Join us

The Strong Cities Network Management Unit is a small and dynamic team of experienced professionals drawn from diverse geographies and backgrounds. We are committed to helping member cities realise their potential and capacity to address hate, extremism and polarisation, and build strong, resilient cities. We are looking for passionate individuals who share this commitment and who are want to make a difference.

As new vacancies become available, they will be posted here. Join us and be part of a global mission with local impact!

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