Nina Bernarding is the Co-Director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy in Germany. Nina is a peace support professional, with experience in dialogue and mediation processes, including designing and supporting Track 1 and Track 1,5 dialogue processes, as well as natural resource management. Nina has a deep regional expertise in the Horn of Africa with a strong track record of strategic and collaborative initiatives involving a wide range of national and international political actors, including the African Union, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the United Nations and the German Federal Foreign Office.
Previously, Nina worked for the Berghof Foundation, Conciliation Resources, the United Nations Development Programme in Sudan, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York City and the German Corporation for International Cooperation in Ethiopia.
Nina graduated from King’s College London with a Master in ‘Conflict, Security and Development’. She did her undergraduate studies in Heidelberg, Germany and Santiago de Chile, Chile. She is fluent in German and English and speaks Italian. Nina frequently speaks and publishes about feminist foreign and security policy, women’s rights and gender and peacebuilding.