Friedrich Affolter, EdD, is an Education Expert for Risk-Informed Programming at the Education-in-Emergency and Early Childhood Development Units in UNICEF NY Program Division. Until June 2016, he served as the manager of UNICEFs Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Program (PBEA), which designed education programs that contribute to the mitigation of drivers of conflict in 14 fragile and post-conflict countries. Earlier UN assignments include Sudan, South Africa, Angola and Afghanistan. Friedrich holds a Masters and a Doctorate Degree from the Center for International Education of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dr. Affolter served as Secretary to the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) from 2015-2019.