Sevinj Samadzade is an independent researcher, a consultant and trainer. She gained her BA in International Relations from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. As a Fred J.Hansen Fellow, she specialised in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of San-Diego in USA. She has served as a consultant and a coordinator for several civil society organizations in Azerbaijan and Georgia in the framework of regional cross border programmes focusing on peace-building, conflict awareness and gender and civic activism since 2012. As an independent researcher she focuses on field-based policy briefs and papers on conflict transformation, peace building, and youth-peace-security. Sevinj is a national coordinator of Y-PEER Azerbaijan, a youth peer education network. In this capacity, she has implemented numerous projects and training programmes and reached thousands of young people in Baku and other regions of Azerbaijan.


PUBLICATIONS:

Envisioning Peace, An analysis of grassroots views on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict(field researcher); Source: International Alert Report, 2018 

In Between-Stories of Displacement in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia(co-author); Source: Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation”, 2018

Report on adolescent consultations on participation of young people in decision making process (co-author); UNICEF Country Office in Azerbaijan, Baku 2017; within Azerbaijani youth advocates program ,organized by ministry of youth and sports, local executive committees, IEPF and UNICEF

Positions of Political Parties and Movements in Azerbaijan on the Resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; (co-author); Source: “Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation”, page 59, 2017

Use of non-force as a mechanism for security in South Caucasus, (author);  Source:“Building a new Peace, Security and Stability architecture in South Caucasus” project by Caucasian House, funded by UK government,Page 31, 2017

Reintegration and reconciliation through youth development in post-conflict Armenia and Azerbaijan, essay for envisioning peace (author); Dreaming of Colorful Garden” project by Candid Foundation, funded by funded by the German Federal Foreign Office


RECENT PROJECTS INITIATED AND MANAGED BY SEVINJ WITHIN Y-PEER AZERBAIJAN:

FilmAct-Shoot for Change, organized by Y-PEER Azerbaijan funded by the Embassy of USA in Azerbaijan within “Community Building Initiatives Program”, 2018-2019; Location: Barda, Balaken, and Baku regions of Azerbaijan

Dialogue through Theatre, organized by Y-PEER Azerbaijan and Y-PEER Armenia within ‘Peacebuilding through Capacity Enhancement and Civic Engagement’ (PeaCE) programme funded by the European Union, 2017-2018; Location: Aghdam, Mingachevir, Baku regions of Azerbaijan; joint program in Tbilisi, Georgia

Gender Mirror, organized by Y-PEER Azerbaijan, funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Niderlands in Azerbaijan , 2017-2018; Location: Barda, Baku regions of Azerbaijan

 

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