Shamsia Ramadhan is a peacebuilding expert working for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). She is based in Kenya and heads a multi-country interreligious peacebuilding/action project as the Program Manager. In her current position, she works closely with faith-based actors to build their capacity in a project that integrates development and peacebuilding to address inter-ethnic and religiously motivated violence to promote peace and social cohesion in communities in countries in sub-Saharan Africa. She has been involved in peacebuilding since 2002 and has worked extensively in the region on peace and security issues as a peace practitioner involved in research-based peace advocacy at the community, national, regional and international levels. An expert on peacebuilding, conflict transformation and conflict sensitivity, Shamsia conducts workshops on these topics and works with diverse groups to explore ways of collaboration and partnership for peace and development. Shamsia has been a facilitator with MPI since 2017. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies from the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame in the USA. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Transformation, specializing in Security and Sustainable Peace at Tangaza University College – Catholic University of Eastern Africa in Kenya.