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As program officer for training and leadership development at the Institute for Inclusive Security, Nanako Tamaru focuses on strengthening women’s ability to meaningfully and effectively participate in peace and security processes globally. This work includes developing targeted curricula to strengthen inclusive security peace processes and national action plan programming in countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sudan, South Sudan, and Syria. These trainings and workshops are designed to support political leaders and civil society activists in their ongoing advocacy for greater inclusion of women in peace and security decision making.
Previously, Ms. Tamaru worked for Conflict Dynamics International, where she managed and contributed to peacebuilding programs in Syria and Somalia. These initiatives focused on working with local political actors to develop inclusive governance structures and strategies for peace process design capable of mitigating and addressing violent conflict. Ms. Tamaru has also worked for the Center for Reproductive Rights, the National Organization for Women, and Harvard University’s Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research. She has served as a research consultant on legal reform projects in Kenya, Nepal, and China. She is currently the vice chair for the International Women’s Interest Network of the American Bar Association. Ms. Tamaru holds a master’s degree in international conflict resolution from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and she is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. She received her bachelor of arts in political science and women’s studies from the University of California, Berkeley.