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Ingvild Magnæs Gjelsvik




Former employee

Gjelsvik has specialized in the areas of disengagement, radicalization- deradicalization and reintegration of members of armed groups. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Somalia focusing how individuals engage with and disengage from al-Shabaab and piracy groups and looked at the process of reintegration of female guerrilla soldiers in Colombia.

Gjelsvik was part of the Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development, and worked in the Training for Peace Programme at NUPI. She is also a member of the International Research Group on Reintegration (IRGR) and works closely with the Norwegian Police Univeristy College.

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2012 Master in Peace and Conflict Transformation from the University of Tromsø and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Master thesis: Women, War and Empowerment: A Case Study of Female Ex- Combatants in Colombia.
2007 Bachelor in Development Studies from the University of Agder. Bachelor paper: Female Genital Mutilation in Tanzania: Why is it still practiced?

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2011-2012 Research Assistant working with Professor Tore Bjørgo at the Norwegian Police University College
2011 Researcher in a comparative research project on reintegration programmes in Somalia, Nepal and Afghanistan as a part of the International Research Group on Reintegration at the Centre for Peace Studies in Tromsø
2010-2011 Intern and researcher for UNDP Somalia in the Rule of Law programme working on a demilitarization project for youth in Somalia
2007-2008 Youth Delegate for the Red Cross in Colombia
2007 Project semester at the University of Oslo working at the Nordic Gender Institute in the pilot project Prostitution in Norway

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2012 Consultant and team leader for an evaluation of the Norwegian Church Aid´s ”Alternative Livelihood to Piracy” project in Somalia. Presented research on Somali piracy at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium
2012 Participated at the conference: Mainstreaming Protection of Civilians Considerations into the Operations of AMISOM, in Nairobi.
2013-06 Represents NUPI at the Communication Package Workshop for the Training for Peace Programme (TfP) organized by The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) on the 18th and 19th of June in Durban.
2013-02 Organized the workshop "Understanding and Integrating Local Perceptions in the Work of Multi-Dimensional UN Peacekeeping Operations" 26 to 28 February in Kampala, Uganda.