Dr Florina Xavier

Dr. Florina Xavier, PhD

Mentor from World at Work

Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and in Social Work from Madras University. A Fulbright Scholar and an Oxford Fellow, she has constantly combined theory and praxis in her professional and academic journey.

Experience

Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and in Social Work from Madras University. A Fulbright Scholar and an Oxford Fellow, she has constantly combined theory and praxis in her professional and academic journey. Her main areas of work are project management, women and children, education, health and nutrition, livelihood, counselling, advocacy, peacebuilding and disaster risk reduction.

Currently she works as the Regional Return and Reintegration Advisor for Act for Peace. In her previous assignment was in Afghanistan working on a UNICEF project. She has worked for the UNHCR in Kyrgyzstan, CASA and the Organisation for Eelam Refugee Rehabilitation in Chennai, and was the Associate Director  of Praxis at the Henry Martyn Institute: International Center for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation (HMI) in Hyderabad, India; and lectured at Loyola College and Roda Mistry College of Social work and Research Center in India.

Additionally, as a consultant, she has led mediation, GBV and trauma healing trainings and conducting M&E workshops, for several peacebuilding and faith-based organisations in around the work. She teaches two courses every year on peace building and trauma healing in India and the Philippines.