Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Dr. Lyras’ area of expertise is the integration of organizational, cultural, educational and assessment aspects of Olympism, Peace and Development. He has consulted for national and international sport development federations, ministries, humanitarian institutions, civil society organizations and universities in Greece, Cyprus, Africa, Monaco, the USA, the Caribbean and Central America. He has experience developing and assessing curriculum, implementing and evaluating youth sport programs, coaching for professional leagues, and serving as a policy advisor and program auditor. He initiated a number of Olympic Education and Sport for Peacebuilding projects in local, regional and global communities. Dr. Lyras’ projects include the Doves Olympic Movement, International Sport for Peace and Development Association, Sport for Development Global Initiative, Global I.D.E.A.L.S. and Olympism 4 Humanity.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional), international NGO, university, consulting firm, think tank
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
European Union, Africa, USA, Caribbean, West Indies
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Research Fellow at the Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Budgeting, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
USAID, United Nations
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Peace-building and International Development through Sport with an emphasis on Olympic Education and developing innovative approaches to peace policy, governance, program design and delivery, strategic planning and impact assessment.
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