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Derek Brown

Co-Director, The Peace Appeal Foundation


Derek Brown serves as Secretary and Co-Director of the Peace Appeal Foundation, where for the past decade he has supported national stakeholders in the design and implementation of national scale political dialogue processes. In 2015-2016 he was a Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the Peace Appeal Foundation in 2005, Derek was Vice President and Associate Chair of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global institution investing in leading social entrepreneurs in over 50 countries. As a member of Ashoka's executive team for nearly a decade, Derek directed several key initiatives and helped lead the expansion of Ashoka's work in over 50 countries worldwide. A strong internationalist with a deep commitment to social justice, he has worked in both his professional and personal life to nurture social and public innovations across the world by enabling innovators and changemakers in diverse societies.