Sandra Segall is an Advisor in Peace, Conflict, and Gender and currently works as an advisor and programme officer at the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). She was previously seconded by Sida as an Associate Expert in Gender to the Colombian Office of the High Commissioner for Peace and the Organization of American State’s Special Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP-OAS).
Sandra holds a Master of Science degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from Umeå University and has a bachelor’s degree in the same field. Sandra’s field work and research on peace in Kosovo was published as a chapter in the book The Spatiality of Violence in Post-war Cities (1st edition, 2020).
Sandra has previously worked in communications and as a project manager for a grassroots initiative for women’s rights in Latin America. She has been a journalist for the Chilean newspapers El Ciudadano and The Santiago Times. In 2016, she lived in Auckland where she worked as a Communications Officer with the Foundation for Peace Studies New Zealand.
During the course of her studies and career Sandra has lived in several places around the world: Bogotá (Colombia), Arkhangelsk (Russia), Auckland (New Zealand), Hamburg (Germany), Kosovo (Mitrovica and Pristina), Umeå and Stockholm (Sweden), Washington DC (US), Valparaíso, Viña del Mar and Santiago (Chile).
Sandra has been a graduate intern with UN-Habitat’s Kosovo office (focus on spatial planning, participatory processes and urban peacebuilding) and the OAS Special Mission to Support the Peace Process in Colombia (MAPP-OAS). In 2017, she was awarded the Olof Palme Memorial Fund Scholarship to fund her internship with the UN in Kosovo.
Sandra is fluent in English, Spanish and Swedish.