Gang Karume is a DRC native Bio-environmentalist with more than two decades of humanitarian and development work experience in both operations and programming. He has worked both as national and international staff serving in various positions including Emergency Operations Director, Regional Operations Director and Country Director in Chad, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan, Congo Brazzaville…He has worked with many international research institutions and Universities including Transition International, 3Ie (The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Columbia University, Tufts University. With Transition International, he contributed to the evaluation of humanitarian aid in DRC for the period between 2003 and 2013.
With 3Ie, Gang contributed to the impact evaluation feasibility study design for a Community Driven Emergency Response and Reconstruction in return areas. With Gang contribution, Columbia University team has published in South and Nork Kivu provinces several research reports using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Reports include the UN1612 human rights violations, access to formal and informal education, improving surveillance of attacks on children education, Non-food items post fair evaluation…to name a few. Gang has an exceptional knowledge of the great lakes' region, its context and power dynamics and carried out many assessments related to peace and regional integration. He is currently supporting a national non-profit organization Rebuild Hope for Africa (RHA) as Technical Advisor and just coming from Central Africa Republic where he spearheaded a countrywide mortality survey. See https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-023-00514-z