Expert Profile

Ms Neha Sanghrajka
Position(s) Digital Executive-in-residence Fellow at the GCSP and Senior Advisor

Neha Sanghrajka is a negotiator, mediation and conflict sensitivity advisor, and author with a track record of delivering definitive and positive outcomes in high-stakes negotiations. She has more than sixteen years of experience in conflict prevention, resolution, and mediation; including working for Kofi Annan in Kenya on the 2007 electoral crisis, dialogue, and reform process and most recently with the Personal Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Mozambique as a mediator in the definitive Mozambican peace accord. As part of a small team mediating in this process, Ms. Sanghrajka played a central role in talks which led to a ceasefire, constitutional amendment to deepen decentralisation (2018), the signing of a MoU on Military Affairs (2018), the signing of an Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, and finally the signing of the historic Maputo Accord for Peace and National Reconciliation (2019). She also managed the successful disarmament and demobilisation of 5,221 former combatants and negotiated a historic decree to extend pension rights to this group (2023).
Ms. Sanghrajka has in-depth knowledge of working with a variety of multilateral platforms including HD Centre, the African Union, United Nations, and European Union, and on a range of issues such as electoral processes, conflict prevention, mediation, peacebuilding and governance. She has a degree in law and a master’s in international relations and has advised a range of senior officials on policy and political strategy in highly sensitive and complex environments. Ms. Sanghrajka is Kenyan, of Asian descent and is one of the founding members of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC), a network dedicated to connecting women with mediation knowledge and experience.