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Nigel Watt

From 1998 to 2002, Nigel Watt worked in Burundi for Christian Aid and for CARE International, growing to love the country and dedicating himself to understanding its complexities. He was awarded an MBE (The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for "services to national reconciliation." He has been involved with Africa for most of his life, first as a teacher and head of a secondary school in postindependence Zambia, supporting the development of youth voluntary service in a number of African countries, and then serving as director of the Africa Centre in London.