Johann Rebert joined the Foundation in 2014 and prior to taking up the role of deputy country representative in Cambodia, worked on social cohesion, community security, and environment programs in Sri Lanka. He was also involved in developing reconciliation-related programs and the expansion of the Foundation’s presence in the Republic of the Maldives.
From 2011-2013, Johann Rebert worked for the peace-building organization International Alert, as country manager for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. In this capacity, he managed projects designed to engage young parliamentarians and the Sri Lankan diaspora and researched aid effectiveness, political economy, and the impact of climate change on human security. From 2008-2011, he served as Head of Programs for the British High Commission (BHC) in Sri Lanka, where he had oversight of several conflict prevention activities and humanitarian projects in the north of Sri Lanka immediately after the end of the war.
Among his other responsibilities, he led BHC funding for the Maldives, which involved setting strategy and providing support to projects related to election monitoring, governance, and climate change. Johann also worked at the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies and for five years as a strategic program manager at Save the Children in Sri Lanka focusing on issues such as juvenile justice, violence in families and schools, peer mediation, and issues of children affected by armed conflict.
Education: Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the Peace Studies Department of the University of Bradford, UK, and a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK.