Florina Benoit

Florina holds a PhD in Social Work from Osmania University, an MA in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and in Social Work from Madras University. A Fulbright Scholar and an Oxford Fellow, she has constantly combined theory and praxis in her professional and academic journey. Her expertise lies in breaking the complex to simple. Her areas of work are project management, women and children, education, health and nutrition, livelihood, counseling, advocacy, peacebuilding and disaster risk reduction.

She has worked for the UNHCR in Kyrgyzstan, CASA and the Organisation for Eelam Refugee Rehabilitation in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, and was the Associate Director  of Praxis at the Henry Martyn Institute: International Center for Research, Interfaith Relations and Reconciliation (HMI) in Hyderabad, India; and lectured at Loyola College and Roda Mistry College of Social work and Research Center in India.

Additionally, as a consultant, she has worked in PSS including training and intervention, GBV and trauma healing trainings and conducting M&E workshops, for several peacebuilding and faith-based organisations internationally such as Mindanao Peace Institute, Initiatives for Change, UNICEF, INTERSOS, DRC, SCA, United Evangelical Lutheran Church of India, Tabish, among others.