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Elina Mariutsa

Policy Officer

I am a peacebuilder focusing on policy and, more importantly, learning every day with the Finance for Peace initiative at Interpeace.

I previously lead programme development in Ukraine with Interpeace, applying the concept of peace responsiveness to advance a peace and health agenda as part of a strategic partnership with the World Health Organization and its country office in Ukraine. Before that, I worked on broader policy at Interpeace, having previously been a visiting researcher at the United Nations Office in Geneva, where I focused on global disarmament and the ethics of artificial intelligence. I also conducted research at the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University in Boston (United States of America) into the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans (Louisiana, United States of America); I supported the scheduling and external affairs team at the executive bureau of the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; and I worked part-time as a gun violence prevention advisor at the same office.

I believe in systemic change, a nexus approach and strengthening capacities of individuals, institutions and states to improve lives and build sustainable peace. This is why I consider myself extremely lucky to now have this opportunity to generate policy ideas that could enable finance to meaningfully contribute to peace outcomes.

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