Dr. Gal Harmat holds a PhD in Gender Analysis of Peace Education and Dialogue Encounters from Nitra University (Slovakia) and an MA in Gender and Peacebuilding from the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She is the head of the Gender and Peacebuilding Programme at the UN University. As a Gender and Peacebuilding Specialist, she has extensive experience areas of training, conflict analysis, dialogue facilitation and empowerment. She has worked in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, and West- and Southeast Asia for organisations, such as UN Women, the OSCE or the Council of Europe. Gal has recently published her book on ‘Intersectional Pedagogy: Creative Education Practices for Gender and Peace Work’.