Nora Refaeil is a Senior Associate for the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team. She is an expert in post-conflict justice and peacebuilding, and has over twenty years of experience as an independent consultant, lawyer, mediator, facilitator and trainer. She facilitates processes on a holistic, gender-sensitive and institutional approach to a broad range of transitional justice topics including truth-seeking, criminal justice, reparations, gender justice, institutional reform and reconciliation. She works with governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as with civil society representatives. Nora is experienced trainer, designing and conducting workshops that are interactive and participatory. Nora is especially interested in working on questions of dialogue and change, conflict analyses and transformation, social cohesion and reconciliation. In Europe, she supports institutions and organizations in exploring how they can overcome divisions and adapt to the challenges and opportunities that migration poses today.
Nora was the Special Adviser on Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation with the International Civilian Office in Pristina, Kosovo. She also worked with the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Mediation Instruments Division of the European External Action Service. She is one of the three resource persons of the course „Effective Advising in Peacebuilding Contexts“. Nora teaches at the University of Basel and at various institutes and peace academies.