ADR-ODR International mediation panel membership since December 2016
Member of the CMC since January 2017.
SAFE Horizon, 2010 United States.
Member of the United Nations mediation expert roster at the UN Department for Political Affairs since 2010.
Political mediation – (highlights)
I have extensive experience in the area of peacebuilding, conflict resolution and mediation working with the United Nations and Governments in the Middle East, Africa and the UK.
I have served on the UN’s Standby Team of Mediation Experts in 2010, providing mediation advice to UN Special Representatives, UN Country Teams in West Africa and Asia and policy teams.
I was also appointed as a Peace and Development Adviser to the UN’s Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Chad from 2011-12 by the UN Department of Political Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme. Accomplishments include the establishment of the inter-Chadian network of mediators, an initiative funded jointly by the European Union and UNDP. I also advised a political dialogue committee.
As a policy adviser on the Middle East for the UK Government, I have provided mediation and conflict resolution advice to numerous political processes.
Having worked internationally most of my career, including in many conflict contexts, I bring a nuanced understanding of different cultures, their communication and negotiation styles as well as the larger political context parties operate in. I combine strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to empathise and think outside the box to find creative solutions.