Nineb Lamassu is a dedicated peacebuilder and academic researcher with years of experience working in Iraq's conflict zone areas.
Lamassu has worked as a Peacebuilding Advisor for a number of International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs) and National Non-Governmental Organisations (NNGOs); managed a number of peacebuilding, social cohesion and PVE projects across Iraq; and acted a Head of Programming for NNGO.
Lamassu has carried out action research and Participatory Action Research (PAR) for peacebuilding in the following target areas: Dilaya, Anbar, Salaheddin, Kirkuk and Nineveh.
Cambridge educated, Lamassu returned to his native homeland in order to contribute in creating another alternative Iraq, Lamassu strongly believe a better Iraq is possible.
Lina Hanna has years of managerial experience working for International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGOs) and National Non-Governmental Organisations (NNGOs).
Hanna's extensive experience as a peace practitioner focuses on child and women protection, women and girls empowerment, social cohesion and peacebuilding programmes; youth engagement and Prevention of Violent Extremism; and capacitating civil society organisations and civil activist.
Hanna has also a track record in working on capacitating and empowering Iraq's ethno-reigious minorities; and advocating for their rights and making their voices heard both on local and federal level. Hanna strongly believe that positive peace can only be achieved through the active participation of women and youth along with creating a common unifying identity based on good governance and equitable citizenship.
Bernadette Tellani started getting involved in Iraq's civil society at a very early age, whilst still a teenager, and focused her efforts on women rights advocating for gender equality and ethno-religious rights.
Tellani has extensive managerial experience working for International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) and National Non-governmental Organisations (NNGOs), with years of experience in protection, social cohesion, social cohesion and both UNSCR1325 and UNSCR2250.
Tellani is also an accomplished trainer in mediation, conflict analysis and transformation; UNSCR1325, Gender Mainstreaming and advocacy; and has designed and conducted a number of training workshops for the aforementioned topics.
Tellani is also a documentary film maker and has written and produced a number of documentaries that aim to booster cohesion and build peace. One such documentary focused on the state of the Yazidi women survivors.
Ornina Henry Sargis
Ornina Henry Sargis holds an MA in Peace and Human Rights from the University of Dohuk (UoD) and is an peace practitioner with years of experience working for International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) and National Non-governmental Organisations (NNGOs), both as Project Coordinator and Project Manager of peacebuilding programmes and as a Finance Manager.
Sargis started her efforts in Iraq's civil society as a civil activist advocating for women and girls' rights; youth engagement and ethno-religious minority rights.
Sargis is a passionate peacebuilder whose dedication and passion in building and sustaining positive peace is equal to none.
Karrar Rifaat is a civil activist and an academic researcher specialising in peacebuilding, Prevention of Violent Extremism and youth engagement studies.
Rifaat has years of experience working as a Project Manager and Academic Research for a number of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs) and National Non-governmental Organisations (NNGOs).
As an academic researcher, Rifaat focuses on youth inclusion and engagement, gender studies, prevention of violent extremism, minority rights, social cohesion and peacebuilding.
Rifaat is an avid peacebuilder dedicated to creating cohesive and resilient communities capable of managing and transforming conflicts.