Ms Elizabeth A. Yaari serves as a Senior Programme Manager in the Transboundary Water Management Department managing multi-track transboundary engagements in Central Asia and supporting engagements in the broader MENA region. In addition, Elizabeth serves as SIWI’s Gender Equality Focal Point, supports SIWI’s Africa Regional Center’s Africa EU Water Partnership Program (AEWPP), and leads SIWI’s Swedish Water House Water and Faith engagements.

Ms Yaari has over a decade of experience supporting informal and formal environmental peacebuilding, water diplomacy, water governance, and capacity building processes in conflict and post-conflict regions. Elizabeth has extensive experience supporting engagement and leadership of a broad spectrum of stakeholders including government representatives, diplomats, development partners, local authorities, civil society, faith-based communities and academia. Elizabeth holds an MA in Government, Diplomacy and Strategy and BA in International Relations.

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