Hany Besada is a Senior Researcher: Development Cooperation at the North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada. He was formerly a Senior Researcher and Program Leader at CIGI where he oversaw the Health and Social Governance Program. He has worked at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Amnesty International, United Nations Associations, the Joan Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice (IPJ), and the Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. He is the editor of Zimbabwe: Picking Up the Pieces (Palgrave, 2011), Crafting an African Security Architecture: Addressing Regional Peace and Conflict in the 21st Century (2010), From Civil Strife to Peace Building: Examining Private Sector Involvement in West African Reconstruction (WLU Press, 2009) and Unlocking Africa’s Potential: The Role of Corporate South Africa in Strengthening Africa’s Private Sector (2008).