Valnora Edwin

CSPPS Country Team Sierra Leone and Sierra Leone War Trust for Children

Valnora Edwin holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from the Central European University in Hungary, a Masters degree in Governance and Leadership from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Sierra Leone, Certificate on Theories of International Relations and Peace based Leadership and Governance from the Transcend Peace University, Austria.

Valnora Edwin has twenty years’ experience in governance, public policy, human rights, a civil society activist, women’s rights and a political governance analyst. She specifically has first- hand experience in peace building initiatives that includes transitional justice processes especially truth commissions and reparation program, women’s rights, rights of the girl child and empowerment, gender and enhancing voice and accountability for marginalised groups. Her experiences are both national and international through serving as panelists, trainer and facilitator in various foras across the world.

She is a member of a number of national and global networks, coalitions including Civil society coalition on Peace Building and State Building, National Elections Watch, the Fifty-fifty Group, Women on Boards Sierra Leone, Coalition 2030 amongst others.

She was the former Executive Director of Campaign for Good Governance a post she held for twelve years and also served as the Country Manager for the Sierra Leone War Trust for children an indigenous charity that seeks the welfare of vulnerable groups and communities affected by conflict or disaster. Currently she serves as the Chairperson of the African Women Leaders Network- Sierra Leone Chapter and engages in consultancies.

Valnora Edwin holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from the Central European University in Hungary, a Masters degree in Governance and Leadership from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) in Sierra Leone, Certificate on Theories of International Relations and Peace based Leadership and Governance from the Transcend Peace University, Austria.

Valnora Edwin has twenty years’ experience in governance, public policy, human rights, a civil society activist, women’s rights and a political governance analyst. She specifically has first- hand experience in peace building initiatives that includes transitional justice processes especially truth commissions and reparation program, women’s rights, rights of the girl child and empowerment, gender and enhancing voice and accountability for marginalised groups. Her experiences are both national and international through serving as panelists, trainer and facilitator in various foras across the world.

She is a member of a number of national and global networks, coalitions including Civil society coalition on Peace Building and State Building, National Elections Watch, the Fifty-fifty Group, Women on Boards Sierra Leone, Coalition 2030 amongst others.

She was the former Executive Director of Campaign for Good Governance a post she held for twelve years and also served as the Country Manager for the Sierra Leone War Trust for children an indigenous charity that seeks the welfare of vulnerable groups and communities affected by conflict or disaster. Currently she serves as the Chairperson of the African Women Leaders Network- Sierra Leone Chapter and engages in consultancies.

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)
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