Head of Unit
Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Unit
Sonja Neuweiler is the Head of Unit of our Middle East and North Africa Programme. She has been involved in our efforts to support inclusive dialogue and transition process in the Arab world since early 2012 and has been working in our various projects on Yemen, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan with a thematic focus on national dialogue, negotiation and mediation support. In the context of the National Dialogue Support Programme Yemen, Sonja is providing practical and conceptual support to our activities to strengthen the peace process and to facilitate consultations between the Yemeni parties. She is also responsible for overseeing our dialogue and prevention projects in Lebanon where she is currently based. Sonja holds a graduate diploma in political science from the Free University in Berlin and an M.Sc. from University of Montreal.