Dr. Natalya Martirosyan is a peace activist and gender specialist with more than 20 years of experience. Her specialization include theory and practice on gender, conflict transformation, regional cooperation, community development , human rights, research, training and communications. She has an extensive training provision and consultancy experience, working as an invited trainer and consultant for various organizations including UNIFEM/UN Women, UNHCR, UNICEF, OSCE, CoE, USAID, OXFAM and CARE International.
Currently Dr. Martirosyan is a Chairperson for the Armenian Committee of Helsinki Citizens' Assembly NGO. Prior to moving to the non-governmental sector, she was working at the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia as Deputy Head of Department on Science, Education and Information. She served as a National Expert in drafting the Aarhus Convention. With an educational background in chemical physics, Dr. Martirosyan taught Chemistry and Ecology and worked as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Chemical Physics of National Academy of Science.
She is an author of number of articles, studies, evaluations and educational manuals on gender, community development and conflict management as well as dozens of scientific works in chemical physics. Her strengths include research, strategy development, program design, and project management, particularly in the areas of community development, gender issues, conflict transformation and peace education.
Region: South Caucasus, Armenia
Area of Expertise: Peace Activism; Gender, Conflict Transformation and Community Development.