William Meeker currently serves as Africa Director with Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). He oversees CIVIC’s engagement with governments, multilateral bodies, communities, and armed non-state actors in sub-Saharan Africa to further the protection of civilians. During his tenure at CIVIC, he has significantly expanded the organization’s funding and programs across the continent. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. His specializations include conflict analysis, conflict prevention/mitigation (with a focus on political and electoral violence), community-based security responses, and engagement with armed actors to better protect civilians. He holds a Master of Military Art and Science, Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Resolution, and a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies.