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Rabab Baldo

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Gender Activist, Former Senior Gender & Inclusivity Advisor, Office of the IGAD Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

    Full Biography

    Rabab Baldo is a prominent figure in Sudan, who worked for gender and inclusivity at a very early age, when she led the engendering peace process in Sudan in 1990s, where she and other Sudanese women pioneers worked to bring women’s voice, needs, and inspiration in the Sudan peace processes (Comprehensive Peace Agreement that dealt with North-South Conflict, Darfur Peace Agreement both Abuja and Doha that focused with Darfur conflict, and East Sudan Peace Agreement in Kuwait that focused on East Sudan Conflict).

    Ms. Baldo worked with various UN agencies in more than 15 countries in 3 regions Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She worked as a Senior Gender & Inclusivity Advisor in the Office of the IGAD Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. She is a prominent figure in mediation and conflict resolution process, through this position she pushed and ensure South Sudanese women effective participation that resulted in gender provision in the Revitalized Peace Agreement and in post agreement mediations processes. Recently she supports the Ethiopian women to champion WPS agenda in Ethiopia and strengthen them to participate in the peace process.

    Dr. Rabab is one of the vocal voices that always prefer to play critical role behind that scene, to make things work. She is a strong advocate for equality in peace processes especially in amplifying women voices and participations in conflict resolution structures and processes.

    Dr. Rabab is a member of FEMWISE - The Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation, officially referred to as FemWise-Africa, she established the Sudan FEMWISE Chapter. She is also a member of various peace, WPS and mediations network at national, regional and globally.

    Dr. Rabab has been active in solving the recent conflict in her country Sudan, she is advocating for the protection of civilian specially women from SGBV. She reached out to AU, LAS and IGAD to advocate for ceasefire in Sudan. Dr. Rabab played da major role in supporting the Sudanese refugees in Cairo.