International Development and Gender Expert is the New ILAC Syria Programme Manager

ILAC is delighted to announce Guro Wiik as our new Syria Programme Manager. Guro brings to ILAC over ten years’ experience in international development, both from conflict and post-conflict settings. Throughout her career, Guro has had a particular focus on management of programmes on women’s rights and gender equality.

Guro joins ILAC from the United Nations Entity for Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality (UN Women) Headquarters in New York, where she most recently held the position as Programme Specialist in the Programme Division. In this capacity, Guro worked directly under the Director of Programme in overseeing UN Women’s work in more than 90 countries. Guro has also been working in Afghanistan and Jordan with the UN.

Previously, she served as Gender Adviser in an international mission in Palestine, as well as worked in the Norwegian Government, including the Norwegian Agency for International Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Guro has also experience from various civil society organisations.

Guro holds a Master Degree in European Politics and Governance from the London School of Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Journalism from City University in London. Her Undergraduate Degree is in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Oslo.

Guro will manage ILAC’s work on Syria where ILAC contribute to build the capacity of Syrian legal professionals, while at the same time supporting existing legal structures inside Syria through the operation of 15 Civil Documentation Centres  throughout the country. In 2017, ILAC published its key findings from a Rule of Law and justice sector assessment in Syria.

ILAC is thrilled to have Guro on board!   Welcome, Guro!