Angi Yoder Maina
Angi Yoder-Maina is the Executive Director of a local Kenyan NGO called Green String Network (GSN) based in Nairobi, Kenya. GSN’s programs create opportunities for people currently in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia 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 to support further healing, and reconciliation. 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 Masters of Arts in Public and Social Policy with a concentration of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from Duquesne University (1998). Angi is currently enrolled as a doctoral student at the Applied Conflict Transformation Studies Doctoral at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Her dissertation is: “Wellbeing and Resilience: A Grounded Theory using a Trauma-Informed Lens for a Healing-Centred Peacebuilding Approach" The Wellbeing and Resilience approach is a trauma-informed practice-based approach, which GSN is applying currently in the Horn of Africa.