Mark Canavera

Humanitarian aid worker, activist, and writer, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

Mark Canavera is a humanitarian aid and development worker who focuses on child protection in West Africa. He has worked on former child soldier reintegration in northern Uganda, small arms control in Senegal, girls’ education promotion in Burkina Faso, and child welfare system reform in Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Benin, Cameroon, and Senegal. He holds Master’s degrees in Peace Studies from Notre Dame and Public Policy from Harvard.