Amina Khalid academically specialises in the Sociology of Medicine and Social Policy with a Masters in Equality and Diversity Policies. She is internationally trained in dialogue facilitation, mediation, communication and conflict resolution and has worked in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe. She has been with Initiatives of Change for the last 10 years. Currently, she is the Head of Programme for Sustainable Communities and a Trustee for Somali Initiatives for Dialogue and Democracy (SIDD) as well as founder of Peace Begins at Home, an international inter-generational dialogue training created to empower and build bridges between the generations and policy makers. She has a real passion for languages and speaks Somali, Arabic, Italian, French and English. In her role as an International advocate for peace she uses her language and coaching skills to inspire, equip and connect individuals and organisations to become positive change agents.