Xav C. Flowers is currently based in Monrovia, Liberia as the Chief of Party for DI’s Election and Democracy Activity, which focuses on civic education, assisting the National Elections Commission and providing support for upcoming elections, with a keen emphasis on the inclusion of women and youth. Mr. Flowers joined DI in 2019 as the the Senior Project Director for the company’s Support to Political Party Transition program in Ethiopia. Mr. Flowers is a conflict transformation and political party specialist with over 23 years of experience implementing transformative programs in Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, South Sudan, the DRC, Uganda, Liberia, Guinea and Cameroon. Xav has work as a consultant with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as a Mentor/Facilitator, strengthening capacities of African military instructors and UN Peacekeepers in Conflict Management. At USIP, he mentored over 10 military personnel from Rwanda and Ghana and facilitated more than 30 trainings for peacekeepers and border patrol police from eight African countries. Xav also previously consulted with The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (CHD) where he co-facilitated an intra faith dialogue initiative with Muslims and Christians in Northern Nigeria and as an advisor to CHD’s back channel dialogue initiative during Liberia’s 2011 National Election. Before joining DI, Mr. Flowers has also held several senior-level posts, including: in Juba with Search for Common Ground, in the DRC and Rwanda with Women for Women International, and in the DRC and Uganda with International Alert. During the 2005 National Election in Liberia, Mr. Flowers was the Country Representative for the International Republican Institute, spearheading a groundbreaking code of conduct for political parties, a national convention on peaceful and transparent elections and first-ever presidential debates. Mr. Flowers holds a Master’s degree in African Development and Public Policy from Howard University. Xav is vegetarian, enjoys half marathons and speaks French, some Kiswahili along with bits of other languages spoken in Africa.