Northern Africa

Born in Tunis, Emna Jeblaoui is the President of the International Institute in Human Development, which promotes multiparty dialogue and recently launched the Women for Peace and Security Project. Since 1999, she has taught translation and Islamic studies at the University of Manouba. From 2013-2015, Emna served as a consultant and coordinator at the Training Center of the Tunisian Assembly managed by UNDP, where she advised on civil society and multiparty democratic dialogue and suggested different scenarios of mediation and confidence building. Emna is a recognized expert on Tunisian civil society and human rights, sits on the advisory board of different NGOs and is a founding member of various organizations working on transition issues.