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Tamara is currently the Director of Policy and Programmes, responsible for direction, oversight and accountability of Saferworld’s geographic and international programming, including community-based work, advisory and accompaniment services, research and analysis, advocacy and policy development, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.  Since joining Saferworld in 2017, Tamara has worked as the Head of the Great Lakes and Sudans region, Head of Asia and Head of the Conflict Advisory Unit (CAU). Previously, Tamara worked for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Embassy Dushanbe (2010-2014) and International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program ICITAP (2003-2007) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Mission in Kosovo (OMIK) (2000-2007); she was a research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Peace Studies/Centre for Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford (1993-2000). Tamara holds a Phd in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford and has over 30 years of research, training, and programming experience in conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and peacekeeping, security sector reform, community policing, and community security, and gender/women, peace, and security in a number of conflict-affected and post-conflict contexts.

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