Nirina Kiplagat has experience in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding from policy to community-level engagements. She currently works at UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa as the Regional Peacebuilding Advisor, overseeing conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions, including prevention and response to violent extremism, as well as the regional youth portfolio. Nirina previously worked in UNDP Tanzania, UNDP ’s Bureau of Policy and Programme Support, the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery and UNDP Kenya.
At UNDP she has worked on a range of issues including conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, elections, post-election violence recovery, infrastructures for peace, youth and peacebuilding, gender equality and women’s empowerment, as well as on cross-border projects, among other issues. Before joining UNDP Nirina worked in several internationally and regionally renowned organizations specializing in the field of conflict analysis, prevention and peacebuilding, including The Carter Center, Project Ploughshares, Nairobi Peace Initiative-Africa, and the Fellowship of Christian Councils and Churches in the Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa (FECCLAHA). Nirina holds a Master of Science Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and has published several articles on thematic issues related to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.