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Sam Rushworth

Head of Engagement

Biography

Sam Rushworth is helping the Aegis Trust to forge new strategic partnerships and develop innovative peace education programs in the Central African Republic, Kenya and elsewhere in the region.

Sam has a BA (Hons) in Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester; a Diploma in Advanced Business French from the Paris Chamber of Commerce; and a Masters of Research and PhD in Education and International Development from the University of East Anglia, where he is also an associate tutor. His thesis describes the experience of reconciliation in Rwanda from the perspective of young people growing up at a secondary-boarding school in Kigali, where he was their class teacher from 2012 to 2015.

In the past Sam has worked at a senior level in the British Red Cross; managed youth clubs for a Norfolk-based disability charity; and worked on community development with disadvantaged groups in Stockport.

Sam ran for parliament in a battle-ground seat at the 2015 General Election and serves on the executive board of the Labour Campaign for International Development – a position he has used to champion the UN doctrine of Responsibility to Protect.