Laila Aamir is the Operations and Finance Director at the Salam Institute for Peace and Justice. She brings more then 20 years experience working with grassroots communities, diverse cultures, and various organizations in the field of development, conflict mitigation, peacebuilding, emergency response, education, livelihoods, resource management, and health, as well as engaging cross-cutting themes like gender mainstreaming and violence against women. Laila holds a Master of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Born and raised in Peshawar, she is fluent in English, Urdu, Pashto and Hindi languages and has traveled to several countries around the world. Laila has extensive experience in Program Life Cycle Management including research, planning, budgeting, operational planning for program activities, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, and project closing out. She has worked with USAID, the Austrian Relief Committee, German Technical Cooperation, Swiss Development Corporation Inter-Cooperation, the International Federation of Red Cross Committees, the United Nations Development Fund, Creative Associates International, and the American Institute for Research. Laila has been trained in disaster management and mitigation, gender sensitization and awareness, HIV/AIDS prevention, process monitoring, and communication skills. At Creative Associates, Laila managed more then 200 short-term grants, representing a fund of $200 million, to extend the reach of government services to the tribal communities of Pakistan. As the Human and Institutional Development/Planning and M&E Coordinator for the Swiss Development Corporation Inter- Cooperation’s Community Based Sustainable Resource Management Program, she was responsible for all capacity building programs for staff and community and government counterparts, She supported around 30 training activities by carrying out a needs assessment, coordinating trainers, helping develop modules on gender mainstreaming and sensitization, delivering trainings, and/or conducting training follow-up and monitoring and evaluation. Laila has also worked on behalf of Afghan refugees and other disaster-affected or displaced communities within Pakistan.