Joshua Marks is a senior program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington, DC) where he manages the Central and Southern Africa programs. He is responsible for funding democracy and governance programs in nine countries. Previously a consultant for Oxfam and Small Arms Survey in the Great Lakes Region, Josh has worked on security and human rights issues in eastern DRC, where he lived in 2004-05. He’s worked for a local NGO in DRC and was a Faculty Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (Washington, DC). He has published articles or reports for the Council on Foreign Relations, African Security Review, Small Arms Survey, and Oxfam, among others. A graduate of Yale University and Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Josh speaks English, French, Swahili, and limited Portuguese. The views expressed here are his own only.