Nina Bernarding is the co-founder and Germany Co-Executive Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy. She is a peace support professional with considerable expertise in the Horn of Africa.
Previously, she worked for the Dialogue, Mediation and Peace Support Structures Programme at the Berghof Foundation in Berlin and was Mercator Fellow on International Affairs working on peacebuilding in East and Central Africa with a particular focus on political dialogue and natural resource management. Before that, she worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York City. Nina also worked at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research, analysing conflicts between governments and opposition parties in East Africa.
She holds a master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Heidelberg.
Nina is particularly interested in track II diplomacy and in engaging armed groups in peace processes. In her spare time, she enjoys Victorian novels and considering the concepts of fair trade and critical consumption.