Ardra Manasi joined the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security as a Policy Research Fellow in June 2017. Prior to this, she worked as an independent scholar, intern and researcher for various entities at the United Nations (UN) such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), and UN Women. Ardra holds a Master of Arts in International Affairs from The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, New York City. Previously, she completed her Integrated Masters in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Ardra specializes in gender policy, conflict studies and technology for development.