Expert Profile

Dr Guy Rhodes
Position(s) Global specialist in humanitarian demining:

Dr Guy Rhodes is an Executive-in-Residence within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Dr Guy Rhodes is a global specialist in humanitarian demining: on methods, good practices, norms, standards and capacity development at institutional, strategic, managerial and operational levels. Since 1993 he has been promoting human security initiatives with military and civilian authorities in peace operations and within humanitarian and development settings in over 40 countries. Dr Rhodes has worked for International Organizations, NGOs, as a consultant to the UN, and advisor to donor governments and affected States. Most recently he was the Chief Technical Advisor and Director of Operations at the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD). Prior to this he spent 16 years in Africa, South Asia and South East Asia. In the 1990s he supported UN Peace Missions in Mozambique and Angola with demining services. In 2000, he designed and implemented a nationwide landmine survey in conjunction with the Thai military along its borders with Cambodia, Laos PDR, Myanmar and Malaysia. Between 2001-2004 he oversaw the transfer of archive U.S. bombing records to the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense, the establishment of a database of Explosive Remnants of War and the design of a national UXO survey in Vietnam. Then in the aftermath of the Asian tsunami and prior to moving to Geneva, Dr Rhodes established the Solidar INGO Consortium in Sri Lanka composed of 45 NGOs from 18 European countries to implement a joint emergency relief and social and economic rehabilitation programme.

Dr Rhodes is particularly interested in contexts where mine action can contribute to broader human security and peace agendas. He is Founder and Director of i2P Solutions where i2P abbreviates Inroads to Peace.