Guest panellist: Sanam Naraghi Anderlini (@sanambna) joins President Carter, Mary Robinson and Asha Haji Elmi to discuss women as the key to conflict prevention
Sanam's main focus: UN advisor; writer; activist; expert on conflict and gender
What she does: Sanam is one of the world’s most respected experts on gender and security. She is the Senior Gender, Peace, and Security Advisor on the UN’s Mediation Standby Team. She is the co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN), a US-based NGO dedicated to supporting civil society activism in peace and security in conflict-affected countries.
What she's done: A native of Iran, for over a decade Sanam has been a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer, and writer on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In 2000, she was among civil society drafters of UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Between 2002-2005, as Director of the Women Waging Peace Policy Commission, she led field research on women’s contributions to conflict prevention, security and peace-making in 12 countries. Since 2005, she has also provided strategic guidance and training to key UN agencies, the UK government, and NGOs worldwide. She has written Women Building Peace: What they do, why it matters, and was lead author on the joint CIS-ICAN study “What the Women Say: Participation and UNSCR 1325.”
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