Malalai Habibi is Program and Advocacy Officer at the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). She provides support for the Innovative Peace Fund (IPF), Better Peace Initiative (BPI), as well as general programmatic support to ICAN as needed. Malalai is focal point for ICAN’s Afghanistan advocacy: representing ICAN and sharing her expertise at events and in numerous coalitions; helping to identify and develop advocacy objectives and strategies; and monitoring and analyzing the conflict dynamics and political and peace processes of Afghanistan and broader region.

Malalai is also advisor with the Afghanistan Program for Peace and Development (AfPAD), a joint initiative of the Kroc Institute and the Pulte Institute for Global Development.  Previously, she was engaged in peacebuilding, peace education, and cultural activities with the Afghan embassy and Tehran Peace Museum in Iran, and Herat University in Afghanistan. Her research and work focus on governance, women, peace, and security. 

Malalai is the recipient of the Kroc fellowship and received her MA in Global Affairs, International Peace Studies from Keough School, the University of Notre Dame. She holds a BA in Graphic design and speaks Farsi, English and some Arabic. 

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