Sarah Abusaoud

As the Project Coordinator for Libya, Sarah is responsible for managing the Project Officers in their day-to-day work and reporting. Before joining PCi, Sarah worked for UNHCR Libya as Senior Project Control Assistant. Sarah graduated with a Higher Diploma from the Tripoli Accounting and Administration College.

Founding member of the Tripoli Centre Social Peace Partnership becomes first woman in Libya to hold the position of Mukhtar al-Mahalla (Head of Locality)

Sumaya Abushagour, a civil society activist and founding member of the Tripoli Centre Social Peace Partnership (established in 2017) became passionate about working with marginalised groups (such as women, youth and people living with disability), when employed by the Ministry of Education and the Tripoli Centre Municipality, Social Affairs Unit. As a member of the… Read more »

PCi work in Syria

Peaceful Change initiative have worked with civil society in Syria, working in both Opposition and Government-controlled areas of the country. Our work has included: facilitating dialogue between Syrian Arab, Kurdish and Assyrian community leaders on coexistence in Hassakah Province convening and building the capacity of a network of community leaders to prevent, manage and resolve… Read more »

Lamya Abusahmin

Lamya is responsible for day-to-day coordination of project activities related to the peacebuilding practitioners’ network; this includes communication and monitoring and evaluation. She also supports logistics related to PCi events inside and outside of Libya. Before joining PCi, Lamya worked as a Finance Officer at Radisson Blu Hotels. Lamya holds a Higher National Diploma in Business… Read more »

Kristine Raunkiær-Jensen

Kristine is PCi’s Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity Adviser based in Tunis. Kristine works on PCi’s Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya (CSA) programme, providing analysis of the conflict in Libya and supporting international assistance providers to strengthen their ability to be conflict sensitive. Prior to joining PCi, Kristine took part in a network of Danish… Read more »

The Peacemakers Network – Libya, collaborates with the Italian NGO – Agency for Peacebuilding – to comment on Libya’s postponed elections

The Peacemakers Network, a group of individuals from Libyan civil society, local government, media and academia, who work to find solutions to promote sustainable peace (supported by PCi) have collaborated with The Agency For Peacebuilding ( and produced an article commenting on Libya’s postponed elections, that were scheduled for December 24 2021. This was published… Read more »

Erika Atzori

Erika manages and advises on the Libya ‘Social Peace and Local Development’ project. Prior to this, she was responsible for the ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience & Recovery’ and ‘Stabilisation Facility for Libya’ projects, implemented in partnership with UNDP. Before joining PCi in 2015, Erika worked at the IC Publications Group in London, producing research and content for events focusing on Africa and the Middle East, and as a Research and Teaching Assistant in History and Institutions of Mediterranean Countries at the University of Bologna. Erika holds an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS and an MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bologna.