Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini (USA/UK/Iran)

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network and Spearhead of the Women's Alliance for Security Leadership

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is a leading international advocate, researcher, trainer and writer on conflict prevention and peacebuilding. In 2000, she was among the civil society drafters of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security and, in 2011, she was the first Senior Expert on Gender and Inclusion on the UN’s Mediation Standby Team.

Ms. Naraghi Anderlini provides strategic guidance and training to key UN agencies, governments and NGOs worldwide and serves on the Commonwealth’s Panel of Experts on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and UNDP’s Civil Society Advisory Council. Naraghi Anderlini has published extensively on gender, peace and security issues, including Women building peace: What they do, why it matters (Lynne Rienner, 2007). She holds an M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University.