Dani has had a long career in the peacebuilding space, most recently as Director of the Small Arms Survey until 2023. Prior to that, he led the Gender and Security Division at DCAF and oversaw an expanding portfolio of projects promoting gender equality in security and justice. Service in the Spanish Marines and at the Spanish Embassy in Washington, DC complements his NGO experience, which began as an emergency relief volunteer in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. During his career he has managed field projects; designed and delivered training for military and police personnel, prosecutors, judges, parliamentarians, development professionals, and civil society organizations; provided policy analysis and advice; spoken at numerous events; and given guidance and oversight to expert teams. His work has taken him to over 60 countries in Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.