Rosalie Fransen works as a Senior Program Officer with the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) providing oversight and coordination of the Gender and Extremisms program, which seeks to transform the policy and practice of preventing violent extremism through gender analysis, technical support, training, and advocacy that advances the pioneering work and expertise of women peacebuilders.
Rosalie is a peacebuilding, research and evaluation professional with over 7 years of experience supporting academic, nonprofit and international development organizations. She has worked with ICAN in a consulting capacity since 2016, contributing to research briefs on the nexus of education, economic policy and the security sector with violent extremism. She has also worked on the intersection of preventing violent extremism and gender with the Crisis Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – where she supported the development of the UNDP-ICAN global study “Invisible Women: Gendered Dimensions of Return, Reintegration and Rehabilitation” – with the Evaluation Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and with Search for Common Ground in Sri Lanka. Rosalie earned her MSc. in Global Affairs from New York University, and holds a B.S. in Communications from Boston University.