As Interim Country Director, Jana oversees all of our programming in Myanmar. Prior to this, she was our Gender Adviser in Myanmar. She previously worked for our gender team in London on research, advocacy and programme design related to gender and peacebuilding.
Her publications and research interests cover various aspects of gender and peacebuilding: natural resource management (particularly forest governance, extractives and agro-industries), humanitarian interventions in post-conflict settings, sexual and gender based violence, migration, business and human rights, security and ex-combatants. She has conducted field research on these topics in Nepal, Myanmar, Uganda and Colombia.
Jana has worked for International Alert for over 11 years, initially in the coordination of the Initiative for Peacebuilding, an EU-focused policy research project; the Foro Andino Para la Transformación de Conflictos Socio Ambientales, which was active in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; and the European Group on Training for Civilian Crisis Management. She has a BA in Peace and Development Studies and an MA in Gender, Culture and Development Studies.