Sead Alihodzic is the Principal Adviser Elections, Conflict and Risk Management in the Electoral Processes Programme. Alihodzic manages a broad portfolio of election-related topics including electoral conflict and violence prevention, risk management and resilience-building in elections, and the conduct of elections in transitional contexts.
In over a decade with International IDEA, Alihodzic led the design and development of International IDEA’s Electoral Risk Management Tool managed several technical assistance projects implemented in partnerships with electoral management bodies, and acted as lead author of International IDEA guides and policy papers. In addition, he contributed articles on electoral violence, early warning, and democracy promotion topics to external journals and publications.
Prior to joining International IDEA in 2008, Alihodzic gained extensive experience in dealing with elections, post-conflict democratization, and security issues through 11 years with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina where he performed as Programme Officer and Head of Field Office.
Recently authored International IDEA knowledge products include: