Angi Yoder-Maina

Job role: 
Executive Director
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Brief Biography: 

Angi Yoder-Maina, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of a regional NGO called Green String Network (GSN) based in Nairobi, Kenya. GSN’s programs create opportunities for people at the most local level to learn about the effects of trauma, begin to heal, and come together as a community to plan community-wide activities and structures supporting social healing. GSN has developed a Wellbeing and Resilience (WebR) Framework, which GSN is applying currently in East African and the Horn with communities in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Abyei in South Sudan/Sudan, and with the National Police Service in Kenya. Formally Angi worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Somalia, South Sudan, and Liberia on post-conflict community reconstruction efforts.

Angi has her Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies and Political Science from Manchester University, North Manchester, IN USA (1994). She has a Master of Arts in Public and Social Policy with a concentration of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Duquesne University (1998). Angi has recently completed her doctoral studies in Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Doctoral at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her dissertation was entitled: “Healing-Centered Peacebuilding: A Grounded Theory using a Trauma-Informed Lens.”

Regions of interest: 
Children and adolescents
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health

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