Neha Sanghrajka

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Neha Sanghrajka is a negotiator, mediator, and author with extensive experience delivering definitive and positive outcomes in high-stakes negotiations, including working for Kofi Annan in Kenya on the 2007 electoral crisis and, most recently, with the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Mozambique. She has extensive experience managing peacebuilding and mediation projects with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD Centre), the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU).

In Mozambique, she was one of two international mediators in a Track I process, engaging in intense shuttle diplomacy and negotiations that took place between Maputo and rural central areas of Mozambique. This resulted in a definitive ceasefire (2017), a constitutional amendment to deepen decentralisation (2018), the signing of an MoU on Military Affairs (2018), and a historic peace accord (2019). She founded and advised the Peace Process Secretariat that supported the mediation and implementation of the agreement, which led to the closure of 16 military bases and the gender-responsive disarmament, demobilisation, and reintegration of over 5,000 former combatants. She is currently serving as a Senior Conflict Sensitivity Advisor for UNOPS and is a Fellow and Senior Advisor at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Neha has participated in the Oslo Forum, the Paris Peace Forum, the Berlin Moot, and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute conference.

Neha is Kenyan, of Indian descent, and is a founding member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth. She holds a degree in Law as well as a Master's degree in International Relations and has authored several publications, including the book Back from the Brink: The 2008 Mediation Process and Reforms in Kenya.