Author profile: Izabela Pereira Watts

Izabela Pereira Watts has been nominated in 2013 “Top 99 Young Professional World Leaders in Foreign Policy under 33” by the global Affairs Magazine, Diplomatic Courier (USA). With a large professional experience in democratic governance, political affairs and international cooperation, she is a lecturer and PhD candidate researcher on International Relations and Political Science at Charles Darwin University (Australia). She holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Argentina) and Master´s degree in Economics and Political Sciences and undergraduate degree in International Affairs (Brazil). She has experience in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe. She has worked with several International Organizations such UN (DPKO-UNMIT), UNDP, UN Women, Organization of American States, as well as with the private and public sectors as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil. Her expertise includes the fields of international cooperation, elections, humanitarian affairs, political affairs, governance & public policies, strategic analysis in the areas of socioeconomic development and gender in conflict zones. She is also a former Columnist for electronic journals of international analysis with many publications and international awards.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs), seen here inside a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tent, in Beto Timur.

Is Humanitarian Aid Politicized?

Humanitarian aid is a political act. Yet, beyond politics and policies, humanitarian aid struggles to reflect the principles and practices underpinning good governance.

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

Independent volunteers play a key role in humanitarian crises yet there is no such thing as “true independence” when the reality is feelings of frustration and futility.

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP: Women, War and Peace

WWP is fundamental to any discussion of democracy, conflict management, natural disasters as well as development, social justice and good governance policies.

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