Sadie A. O’Mahoney

Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation (SAUP)

Since September 2019, Sadie A. O’Mahoney has been the Coordinator for the GIZ Civil Peace Service (CPS) Regional Program ‘Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peace’. The GIZ SAUP regional program supports universities in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and the Philippines in curriculum development in peace and conflict studies, as well as integrating the perspectives and lessons learned of local peace practitioners into the curriculum and across a broader platform of exchange with all SAUP partners. Sadie has been fundamental in the development of the SAUP program from 2017 – 2019, through various needs assessments and appraisal missions to the partner countries. During this time, she was a CPS Advisor for Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), supporting the development of a Master’s and PhD study program in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. The vision for SAUP was realized through the support to MSU-IIT in the field of peace education. As a human rights lawyer, Sadie has been working in the field of human rights in post conflict settings since 2000, where she worked for the UN Mission in Liberia as a human rights officer as well as a legal researcher for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and UN Expert on Enforced Disappearances and contributed to several publications in the field of civil and political rights. In 2011, she turned her attention to the field of economic, social, and cultural rights to pursue her PhD and in parallel lecture on courses in human rights and gender law at the Faculty of Law, Chancellor College, University of Malawi and support in the integration of practical legal training into the curriculum of the university and broaden university cooperation in the region.

Since September 2019, Sadie A. O’Mahoney has been the Coordinator for the GIZ Civil Peace Service (CPS) Regional Program ‘Southeast Asian University Partnership for Peace’. The GIZ SAUP regional program supports universities in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and the Philippines in curriculum development in peace and conflict studies, as well as integrating the perspectives and lessons learned of local peace practitioners into the curriculum and across a broader platform of exchange with all SAUP partners. Sadie has been fundamental in the development of the SAUP program from 2017 – 2019, through various needs assessments and appraisal missions to the partner countries. During this time, she was a CPS Advisor for Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), supporting the development of a Master’s and PhD study program in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. The vision for SAUP was realized through the support to MSU-IIT in the field of peace education. As a human rights lawyer, Sadie has been working in the field of human rights in post conflict settings since 2000, where she worked for the UN Mission in Liberia as a human rights officer as well as a legal researcher for the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and UN Expert on Enforced Disappearances and contributed to several publications in the field of civil and political rights. In 2011, she turned her attention to the field of economic, social, and cultural rights to pursue her PhD and in parallel lecture on courses in human rights and gender law at the Faculty of Law, Chancellor College, University of Malawi and support in the integration of practical legal training into the curriculum of the university and broaden university cooperation in the region.

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

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und Entwicklung (FriEnt)
c/o GIZ

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