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Florence Nyambura Mpaayei

Florence Nyambura Mpaayei

Florence Nyambura Mpaayei is the senior advisor and coordinator of peacebuilding practice at Hekima Institute for Peace Studies and International Relations. A seasoned peacebuilding professional, Florence has extensive experience in designing strategies for conflict prevention and peacebuilding programmes. She has offered her expertise in building the capacities of peace actors, particularly women and youth in dialogue, negotiation, and mediation in numerous countries. She also mentors young women mediators. During the Kenya 2007/08 crisis, Florence co-facilitated sessions of trust-building for Kenyan women which saw them gain audiences with the mediators, and present memoranda on the causes of the crisis and possible solutions through a gender lens. Florence is a member of the network of African women in conflict prevention and peace mediation (FEMWISE-AFRICA), the Advisory Council of Life and Peace Institute, Uppsala-Norway, and a board member of the African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries among others. Florence has recently been appointed to the UN Standby Team of Senior Mediation Advisors as a specialist in gender and inclusion.