Jason S. Calder is USA head of office in Washington D.C. for Saferworld, managing the organization’s policy and advocacy work. He brings over 20 years’ experience in peacebuilding, governance, and development, with work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Before joining Saferworld, Jason was The Carter Center’s office director and country representative in Guyana, where he worked on elections, constitutional reform, and transparency. He brings a range of expertise on multi-stakeholder dialogue, inclusive governance, social cohesion, community-driven peacebuilding, and aid effectiveness. He spent over 14 years in roles with The Carter Center and supported several of former President Jimmy Carter’s mediation and dialogue initiatives. In addition, he worked with Future Generations, consulted with USIP and UNDP, and managed partnerships with the World Bank, UN, and OECD. His experience includes advisory support, policy change, research, and program management.