The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Zineb Benalla

CEO, Eirene Associates int.

Zineb Benalla is an international expert and consultant in P/CVE, CT and Peace Building who spent years working in VE hotspots in the Maghreb, Sahel and the Middle East.

She has a long experience with International organizations, civil society, communities, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and policy makers across countries and continents. She was nominated for the International Women of Courage Award in 2015 for her work in preventing and countering violent extremism and building peace in the Maghreb and Sahel.

She was awarded Alumna of the year by Alakhawayan University for her outstanding career after graduation. She won the International Studies Association Peace Section and Kroc Institue for International Peace Studies travel global south Peace Award in 2020 for her work and research on gender equality and Preventing and countering violent extremism in the Maghreb and Sahel.

Zineb Benalla is the CEO and Founder of Eirene , she is also a founder of a civil society organization working on transnational violence and a Co-founder of a peacebuilding network. She is also a visiting professor at Alakhawayan University in Morocco where she teaches Rethinking Counter Terrorism in Africa : Lessons in Prevention.


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