Sanna Hyotylainen

Project Manager - Business Unit Europe, Middle East and North Africa

Master’s degree in International Security from the University of Groningen with a focus on conflict and development in energy security. Background in Business Development at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation for Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, particularly for procurements of the World Bank, EU, and Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Experience also in the field of sustainable NRM and donor management at the World Resources Institute, as well as acquisition and program support at the Centre for European Security Studies. Currently involved in VNG International’s projects in both Tunisia and Libya.

How can local governments in conflict-affected regions act to reduce the impacts of violence and insecurity on development, and what kind of action can aid later on in peacebuilding processes and post-conflict reconciliation?