Experts' profiles - Silja Halle
Silja Halle

Silja Halle is a Programme Officer with UNEP's Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB). She currently heads a new programme on women and natural resource management in conflict-affected settings. In this respect, she acts as the coordinator for an innovative partnership between UNEP, UN Women, UNDP and PBSO, which focuses on pilot-testing gender-responsive approaches to environmental and natural resource management as a tool for redressing gender inequity and promoting women's empowerment in peacebuilding processes. Silja has held several other roles within PCDMB, guiding programme and policy development and working to build partnerships within and outside the UN system. Prior to joining UNEP as a staff member, Silja briefly served on the city of Geneva's Municipal Council, before being elected as a Green party representative to the canton's Constituent Assembly. Silja holds a Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Geneva.

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