Nirina Kiplagat

Nirina Kiplagat is currently a Community Dialogue Specialist in UNDP Tanzania, leading on the work related to supporting the infrastructure for peace, which includes citizens voice and participation in strengthened partnerships and dialogue for development, as well as prevention and response to violent extremism. Ms. Kiplagat was previously a Programme Specialist in the Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention Team in the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) where she also served as Coordinator of the UN Task Team on Conflict Prevention. Prior to this she worked for UNDP Kenya focusing specifically on projects related to peacebuilding, reconciliation and recovery following the 2007 post-election violence and implementation of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation (KNDR) Agreements. In addition to the UN, she has worked in a number of other 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). Ms. Kiplagat holds a Masters of Science Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Her professional and training background have equipped her with a varied and rich experience in the various levels of engagement, from influencing policy to designing mediation workshops for youth groups from divided societies. Ms. Kiplagat has also published several articles examining conflict dynamics in the Horn, East and Great Lakes regions of Africa.