She was a member of the ‘Independent Team of Advisers’ established in 2016 by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) to formulate recommendations on the long-term positioning of the UN Development System.
She previously led a high-profile UN response in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, headed the Peace Building Unit in UNDP Sudan, acted as an observer at the IGAD Sudan peace process and lectured at the University of Dar es Salaam.
She holds a PhD in Politics and has written extensively on conflict and humanitarian affairs.
Sara Pantuliano is an expert on Sudan and South Sudan and global humanitarian issues. She is available to comment, in particular, on humanitarian crises, political transitions, aid worker security, counter-terrorism legislation and negotiations with armed groups. Sara has appeared on BBC TV, Al Jazeera, New York Times, USA Today, RFI (France), CBC (Canada), Sky News, AFT, Reuters, Sudan Vision, and The Nation (Kenya), among others. Her op-eds and blogs have been published widely.
- 25 January 2019, Devex18 January 2019, Devex
- 15 September 2017, Thomson Reuters Foundation5 August 2017, The Saturday Paper
- 21 February 2017, International Business Times (ibtimes.co.uk)13 February 2017, MSN
- 18 August 2016, BBC15 July 2016, The Guardian
- 25 May 2016, The Guardian24 May 2016, New York Times
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