Coordinator

Photo of Amy ZavitzAmy joined the Centre for Peace Advancement as Coordinator in 2018. She has a graduate degree from the University of Waterloo’s Global Governance program, based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and a BES from the University of Waterloo in Environment & Resource Studies.


Contact:
519-885-0220, ext. 24221
alzavitz@uwaterloo.ca
Office: CPA reception desk

Education:
BES, University of Waterloo
MAGG, University of Waterloo

About Amy

Amy is passionate about innovative and collaborative approaches to peace advancement. She believes in the power of citizen action to confront the challenges facing humanity.

Amy has a graduate degree from the University of Waterloo’s Global Governance program, based at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her major research project examined obstacles that women face in accessing decision-making spaces, and analyzed how the political empowerment of women may have transformative effects on both food security and gender equality. Also during this time, Amy completed a graduate fellowship with the Centre for International Governance Innovation focused on an urban perspective of food security in the Global South.

Amy holds a BES from the University of Waterloo in Environment & Resource Studies with minors in Peace & Conflict Studies and Geography & Environmental Management. An immersive learning experience in Nepal during this time prompted her to work and continue learning abroad.

In 2015/2016, Amy worked for a local NGO in Malawi focused on preventing the transmission of HIV/AIDS and supporting those affected. In 2017, Amy completed an internship with CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation in Johannesburg, South Africa. She provided cross-cluster support for CIVICUS's flagship event: International Civil Society Week. Most recently, Amy participated in an accompaniment program through the World Council of Church in Palestine and Israel, monitoring human rights abuses and violations to international law.

Amy is keen to support organizations and individuals who are working peacefully and powerfully toward a more just and inclusive world. 

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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