Peter Woodrow

Executive Director


Peter Woodrow joined CDA in 2003, and became CDA’s Executive Director in 2013, after ten years as Co-Director of the Reflecting on Peace Practice Program (RPP).  His areas of professional expertise include peacebuilding effectiveness, conflict analysis, the application of systems thinking tools to peacebuilding, and the development of strong peacebuilding programs through utilization of the RPP lessons and tools.

As Executive Director, Peter provides general oversight, administration and fundraising for all of CDA’s programs. He is most directly involved with our program in Myanmar, application of systems thinking to anti-corruption efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and development of a framework for collective impact in peacebuilding in cooperation with Humanity United.

Prior to joining CDA, Peter was a Partner at the mediation organization CDR Associates in Boulder, Colorado, and is an experienced mediator, facilitator, and conflict resolution trainer. He has facilitated issue resolution within organizations, as well as multi party environmental and public policy disputes.

Peter has developed and implemented international programs in consensus building, problem solving, decision-making and inter-ethnic conflict resolution in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe. He holds an MA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a BA from Oberlin College.

Select Publications

Peacebuilding Effectiveness

Systems Thinking in Anti-Corruption Programming


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