Birgitta Holst Alani
1998-2002 she was the Deputy Director of SIPRI, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Birgitta Holst Alani served as Sweden’s Ambassador to Nigeria 2002-2005 and she was Head of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria 2010-2014.
She was an advisor to UNAMI, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq 2008-2010 and she served as Senior Advisor on Inclusion and Governance to the Office of the Special Envoy to Syria 2015-2017 with specific support to Women’s Advisory Board. Birgitta Holst Alani also worked in Beirut 2018-2019 with EuroMed Feminist Initiative for the establishment of a National Gender Observatory.
Holst Alani has extensive experience in post-conflict reconciliation, reconstruction and development, and issues related to UN Security Council Resolution 12325 on women, peace and security.
- The MENA region
- UNSC resolution 1325
- Post-conflict reconciliation, reconstruction and development
- Intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva facilitated by the United Nations
- basic French and German