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Elisa Tarnaala

Elisa Tarnaala is an adviser at CMI, the Martti Ahtisaari Centre. Her current work focuses on peace and transitional processes in West and Central Africa, as well as Colombia in South America. She is a social historian who holds a PhD in political science and history from the New School for Social Research, New York.

Research areas:  Latin America and the Caribbean , Inclusivity and gender

Publications

Mujeres en grupos armados y fuerzas combatientes: Lecciones aprendidas desde perspectivas de género en programas de DDR
Elisa Tarnaala 15 July 2016
Spanish version of Elisa Tarnaala: Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes... more  
Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Ex-combatants at work in new job in DRC by UNDP/Aude Rossignol under CC BY-NC-ND.2.0 Elisa Tarnaala 23 June 2016
Gender-sensitive DDR programming must be linked into the entire peace process, from the peace negotiations through peacekeeping and subsequent peacebuilding activities. This process should include issues such as identifying women and setting the appropriate criteria for their entering DDR processes; understanding identity issues and ob... more  

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