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Yeshim Harris, Director   

Yeshim has 20 years of programme and project management experience and a proven track record of campaigning and stakeholder engagement, often in challenging environments.  She has created a far-reaching network of influential people and organisations in the UK and globally.  Her advocacy, campaigning and policy development work at senior levels were highly praised by prestigious organisations such as UK Parliament, Foreign Office, Inns of Court, the UN Development Programme and academic institutions. 

She brought high-level and grass-roots groups together, especially those with a hardliner and reluctant approach to dialogue. Her initiatives have engaged chief negotiators, senior political figures, civic leaders, businessmen, Parliamentarians, public sector and grass-root organisations. She provided training to many public, academic and civil society organisations.

She has chaired and participated as a speaker in many public meetings in the UK and overseas, including UK Parliament, UK and overseas academic institutions and NGOs, UK Ministry of Defence, UK Department for International Development; and their international equivalent establishments around the world, plus many UN institutions.

Yeshim has worked on gender issues, with particular focus on developing successful advocacy policies for women. In partnership with three other international experts, she co-authored a White Book which aims to provide guidelines on best practice for increasing women’s participation in the making and keeping of peace in Cyprus.

She was a member of Lord Neuberger’s ‘Entry to the Bar’ Working Party – Developing policies for promoting diversity in the legal profession and co-author of its final report.

Yeshim is a trained Conflict Resolution Facilitator; has a Master’s degree in MSc, The European Union Policy on Expansion; and a Certificate of Mediation and Peacemaking in Complex Conflicts.

For Yeshim's Huffington Post Column please see this link.