Kris Berwouts (1963-2023) has worked as an independent expert on Central Africa.

Kris Berwouts has, over the last 25 years, worked for a number of different Belgian and international NGOs focused on building peace, reconciliation, security and democratic processes. Until recently, he was the Director of EurAc, the network of European NGOs working for advocacy on Central Africa.

Kris Berwouts


Kris Berwouts
Conflict, Security and Democracy in Central Africa

Supported projects

Congo, from Kabila to Tshisekedi

  • Politics

KINSHASA - Kris Berwouts, with the support of the Pascal Decroos Fund, investigates the curious circumstances in which the change of power between Joseph Kabila and Felix Tshisekedi took place, not only between the elections of 30 December 2018 and Tshisekedi's inauguration on 24 January 2019, but also afterwards.

Will Senegal stand up to extremist violence from outside?

  • Religion
  • Terrorism

DAKAR - Kris Berwouts went to Senegal with the question: 'What are Senegal's strengths and vulnerabilities when it comes to the risk of jihadism spilling over from the Sahel? This received a boost in 2012 in Mali and has since rapidly spread to Burkina Faso and Niger.

Conflict in Eastern Congo

  • Politics
  • Armed conflict

Despite the efforts and the enormous amounts of money invested in the management of the conflict and the post-conflict situation in Eastern Congo, the different peace agreements failed to create the conditions for sustainable conflict resolution. Conflict in Eastern Congo; a tale of war and dreadful peace agreements.