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Cate Buchanan

Cate Buchanan

Cate Buchanan currently works as the Conflict Adviser for the Livelihoods and Food Security Fund Myanmar, with UNFPA Myanmar on conflict-related sexual violence and for the UN Office of the Special Envoy for the Secretary-General on Yemen as a Senior Adviser. Cate also acts in retainer roles for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue and the UN Mediation Support Unit. In 2018 Cate was full-time on the Standby Team of Experts for the UN Mediation Support Unit as a Senior Mediation Adviser. In 2019 Cate worked part-time as a Standby Team Expert and for UNFPA Myanmar as a Senior Protection Adviser, Dialogue Advisory Group, UN Women, Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution, International IDEA. Over 2019-20 she was the Specialist Editor of Accord 29 for Conciliation Resources, 'Pioneering peace pathways – making connections to end violent conflict'. From mid-2014 Cate worked extensively in Myanmar as the first Technical Adviser to the Myanmar Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process and as a consultant to the Nyein (Shalom) Foundation. Previously Cate spearheaded the Surviving Gun Violence Project. In 2014 she was the Chief Editor of the book Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery. Cate worked for the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue from 2001 to 2013. In 2004/05 she was based in Brazil on secondment to Viva Rio.