Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, BUBL I Appointed 2017
Lass Kanneh is a founding member and the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Better Understanding for a Better Liberia (BUBL). In his role, Lass remotely chairs the Board of Directors of BUBL Volunteer Leadership by providing strategic planning, fund development, governance, policies, and performance goals for operational activities that support the mission, vision, and principles of BUBL.
He is a community peacebuilder and youth leader with over 10 years of volunteer experience, particularly in community grassroots peacebuilding in Liberia. His work includes building peace between people affected by war, social and ecological difficulties, and Liberia is no exception. He understands the need for addressing peace and conflict in many realms: personal, interpersonal, communal, forgiveness, and respect for interfaith and traditional cultures and the natural world.
Lass earned a bachelor’s degree in Applied Conflict Management from the School of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University in Ohio, and professional peace certificates in Safe Communities, Safe Homes: Linking Public and Private Worlds; Community Organizing for Social Change; and Practice: Skills for Peacebuilding from the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) peace program at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, United States. He also earned a professional certificate in Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation from the Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island, United States. Additionally, he is certified in Insurance Industry of Annual Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Employees: Sexual Harassment Prevention, California Fair Claims, and Diversity for Employees from Pilot Learning Management System, a professional training program in the United States.
Lass has practical knowledge of nonprofit operations, law, and best practices. He is a young professional and freelancer — and works with individuals and groups by developing independent projects.