Damon Lynch earned a B.Sc. in 1995 at Victoria University of Wellington, where he focused on computer science and peace and conflict studies. Damon has worked in the Philippines for the Biodiversity Conservation Network, the Center for Alternative Development Initiatives, and the Philippine Agrarian Reform Foundation for National Development, centered on sustainable development in diverse arenas, from peasant organizations to the United Nations. In India he worked for the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment. In New Zealand he worked for the Development Resource Centre and the Human Rights Network. His essays on Abdul Ghaffar Khan and the Khudai Khidmitgars have been published in India, the U.S. and New Zealand.