Sweta Velpillay is a Senior Advisor at Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) and an independent consultant. She specializes in conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding with an emphasis on strategic programming and policy effectiveness. She supports organisations to improve their effectiveness in conflict contexts by conducting systems conflict analysis, designing coherent programmes, conducting applied research, mainstreaming conflict sensitivity and using collective impact methodologies. At CSP, she focuses on collaborations that aim to shift the power to enable greater local agency and power in peacebuilding. Over the past 14 years, Sweta has worked for a range of organizations and entities including bilateral donors, local, regional and international NGOs, supporting the work of national and regional governments, non-state actors and local civil society. Sweta has worked in and assisted programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, D.R.C, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, U.K (Northern Ireland) and Ukraine.