11 Days of Global Unity Compassion in Action Panel
Sandra Djuvara Melone is the executive vice president of Search for Common Ground, one of the world’s leading international non-governmental organizations working in peacebuilding and conflict transformation. SFCG has headquarters in Brussels and Washington; 55 offices in 34 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; 600 staff; partnerships with hundreds of organizations; and funding from a large, international platform of donors. Prior to becoming EVP, Sandra established SFCG’s headquarters in Brussels, and founded the Women's Peace Centre in Burundi. Sandra is a founding member of the European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation (EPCPT), of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO), and of the Child Soldiers Initiative (CSI). She served on the Board of the International Federation of Associations in Belgium (FAIB), and as the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP). Before working in conflict transformation, Sandra worked in human rights advocacy and international education.