Joyce Abarbanel (Advisor to the Board) is a senior conflict management practitioner with the department of Innovation Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada. She possesses a MA in conflict analysis and management from Royal Roads University and is a certified mediator, conflict coach and group facilitator. Before joining the federal public service, Joyce lived in Africa and Asia for 16 years working for various international organizations including NGOs, for-profit consultancy firms, and the UN where she held senior management positions designing and implementing large peace-building and governance programs in conflict and post-conflict countries (including Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Mali, Myanmar and Yemen). Her work focused on areas supporting decentralization negotiations, power and wealth sharing agreements, natural resource management, and community-based peace processes.
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