Peter has worked in the development sector since 1983, including in Country and Regional Director positions for several international NGOs in both Africa and Asia. His primary focus since 1994 has been on children’s rights and the development and application of human rights based approaches to development programming – directing programmes for Save the Children in Sri Lanka and Nepal through a period where many of their child rights programming tools were developed.
Since 2002 Peter has been working as an independent trainer and consultant, during which he’s had the opportunity to work with many development practitioners in diverse settings to help them understand and apply rights-based principles and concepts to their work. This has included as an instructor on HRBA and Safeguarding for INTRAC and DTalk (Kimmage Development Studies Center) and with Human Rights Education Associates on courses for Child Rights Based Approaches, Child Rights Situation Analyses, and Child Safeguarding. Since 2014 he has been Project Consultant for a Child To Child/OAK Foundation collaboration, supporting 60 OAK Partners working in the field of Child Abuse in Eastern Europe and East Africa to strengthen their application of six child rights orientated principles in their work.