Dilshan Manoj Annaraj

Dilshan Manoj Annaraj

Advisory Board Member
Associate Director - Peacebuilding Programing

Dilshan is the Associate Director for Peacebuilding Programming with World Vision International. He provides overall leadership to the organizations efforts on integrating Peacebuilding into its Humanitarian, Development and Advocacy Programming. His core area of technical support includes: Empowering Children as Peacebuilders, Youth Peace and Security, and faith leader engagement in Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitive programming. He has also been part of World Vision’s expansion strategy into fragile contexts, focusing on programming across the peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian nexus. Dilshan is a member of the Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security lead by the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office (UNPBSO), Search for Common Grounds (SFCG) and the United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY).  He earned a master’s in Organizational Management from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and reading for his masters in Applied Conflict Transformation at Pannasastra University in Cambodia. Dilshan is affiliated with the World Vision Global Peacebuilding technical team and is based in Sri Lanka. 

World Vision International is a Christian, Child Focused and a Community based International Non-Government Organization. Our vision for every child is “life in all its fullness” and our mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. World Vision implements multi-mandated programming in Humanitarian, Development and Peacebuilding contexts for the most vulnerable children and their families.

Recommended reading

  1. Facilitated and co-convened the 3M (Multi country, multi organizational and Multi donor) research on “Young People’s Participation in Peacebuilding”. With Save the Children, Search for Common Grounds, UNOY and PATRIR. 
  2. Presented a paper on “Integration of Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity in the plantation sector – through a water and sanitation project” - CPCS. 
  3. Publication with CDA on Do No Harm – Meta trends (Internal research on WV’s conflict sensitivity practices).
  4. Faith Leader engagement and Conflict Sensitivity in Humanitarian, Development and Peacebuilding work. Do No Harm for Faith Groups - What is it?. A blog post with CDA. 


  1. M&E Thursday talks: Understanding the Effectiveness of Conflict Sensitive Programming.
  2. Blended learning – Integrating Peacebuilding and Conflict Sensitivity (Designed by Dilshan Annaraj for World Vision International: presented at MoodleMoot Sydney, Australia (2017).  
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