Ms Carlotta Ferrero holds a Master’s degree in law and a post graduate diploma in management of development. She has sixteen years of professional experience in peacebuilding and conflict prevention with emphasis on legislative, judicial and correctional reform; security sector reform with particular attention to Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration-DDR, and democratization process, including electoral support in Southern Sudan. Most of her career has been spent in the field where she was based for a total of 11 years. She has worked in Albania, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Pakistan, Southern Sudan, and Somalia/Kenya. She has worked for the European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/DGCS, INGO and International Foundation. She has extensive experience in programme management, including needs assessment, programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Building the capacity of local authorities, communities and CSOs was one of her core activities, with special attention to peace dialogue. In addition she has organized and delivered several training courses on peacebuilding, conflict prevention, justice reform and human rights; women’s rights and prevention of Gender-based Violence; reform/training on media and conflict/gender sensitive reporting- in multiple locations. Carlotta last assignment was with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy as Head of the Peacebuilding Cluster providing technical inputs in several peacebuilding courses and international conference on conflict prevention and peace process.