About IWPR | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


IWPR governance, staff & offices

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is an international network of organisations headquartered in London with coordinating offices in Washington, DC and Amsterdam, IWPR works in 28 countries worldwide. It is registered as a charity in the UK, as an organisation with tax-exempt status under Section 50(c)(3) in the United States, and as a charitable foundation in The Netherlands.

International Board

The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is governed by senior journalists, peace-building experts, regional specialists and business professionals. All Members serve on the IWPR International Board, to provide strategic, guidance, issues and regional expertise, development and outreach assistance, and direct support. BOARD MEMBERS - Bios

Sir David Bell

International Chairman of the Board; Former Chair of Pearson Plc and The Financial Times

Ralph H. Isham

United States Board Chair; Founder and Managing Director, GH Venture Partners

Adrienne van Heteren

Netherlands Board Chair; Co-founder & Director, Small Media Foundation

Executive Management Team

The Executive Management Team consists of the Executive Director and the heads of our development, finance, programmes and resources divisions. MANAGEMENT TEAM - Bios
IWPR Executive Director
Chief Operating Officer
Asia & Eurasia Director
US Director of Finance
Development Director
MENA Programme Regional Director


IWPR's central offices are in London, Washington and Amsterdam, and jointly manage the programmes, finance and development functions. IWPR's major programme offices are in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Lebanon, Mexico and Rwanda. We also have offices or missions in a number of other countries. MORE ABOUT IWPR OFFICES


The Institute for War & Peace Reporting employs a range of staff to support our activities, with skills in programme, finance, development, editorial, new media and other functions essential to our success.

"IWPR fills a critical gap by helping local journalists to focus on human rights and justice issues. In the process, it contributes to democratic transitions, and demonstrates that the best war reporting is not about military conflict, but human consequences."

Samantha Power
Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations; Pulitzer Prize-winning author

"IWPR produces fine reports from unstable parts of the world that are too often ignored by the mainstream media — reports that promote understanding in place of entrenched bigotry and prejudice."

Martin Fletcher
The Times

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, IWPR’s network of local reporters, activists and analysts are examining the economic, social and political impact of this era-defining pandemic.