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Lantana Bako Abdullahi
Lantana Bako Abdullahi is the National Co-Coordinator of the Nigerian Women Mediators Network and leads a local women-focused organisation called Women for Positive Peacebuilding Initiative. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Women Mediators Across the Commonwealth network and the ECOWAS FemWise. Lantana has participated in many mediation efforts both locally and regionally, including facilitating mediation between pastoralists and farmers to respond to the incessant violent conflicts in central Nigeria. Lantana has served as a lead mentor with United Nations Women towards increasing the participation of women in leadership and decision making in northern Nigeria. She has also participated in and led many initiatives in promoting the women, peace and security agenda in Nigeria and internationally. Lantana is a 2018 Fellow of the King Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna Austria. She mentors young mediators on leadership and consults for international partners and research projects.