João Gonçalves

Project Manager

Start date with DI: March 2019

Where I am based: Bristol

What I do: As a Project Manager, I manage our Global Humanitarian Assistance and Grand Bargain projects.

Previous experience: Before joining DI I worked in the private sector for five and a half years, three of them as a Project Manager, working for a company that specialised in, among other areas, Security & Justice Sector Reform. I was mostly involved in counter-terrorism policing and prosecutorial work in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Before then, I spent six months volunteering in Thailand and a couple of months interning at a university’s International Relations office. I have a BA in International Relations from the University of Porto, an Advanced Studies Diploma from the New University of Lisbon, and I am currently awaiting final confirmation of results for my MA in Global Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.