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Stefan Buchmayer is head of the DCAF Office in Tunis. He is responsible for the programmatic and administrative management of the portfolio, through which DCAF supports the Tunisian authorities in their security sector reform efforts. Main issues of cooperation are the strengthening of parliamentary oversight and independent accountability mechanisms, as well as support to strategic planning and coordination processes within and among key ministries.

Prior to joining DCAF Stefan has worked in the fields of conflict prevention, rule of law and human rights reforms in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan) with the OSCE, for the ICRC as protection delegate in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and the Sudan, and recently for the German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) in police reform programs in Burundi and Ivory Coast.

Stefan studied in Vienna and St.Petersburg and holds an MA in history/Slavonic and Oriental studies and a PhD in Turkic studies/linguistics. He completed the one year diploma program of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and postdoc studies at London University, SOAS, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, in public financial management.