Jenaina Irani

Jenaina Irani

Research and Advocacy Intern (Asia programs)

Jenaina is a Research and Advocacy Intern for GNWP’s Asia Peacebuilding Programs. In the Spring of 2020, she recieved her Masters in Global Affairs at New York University, specializing in International Development and Gender Studies. Looking forward, she hopes to hone her expertise on the nexus of climate change, gender, and security.

Jenaina also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. During this time, she was the recipient of a Canadian government undergraduate scholarship to study at the University of Windsor for one year, where she focussed on International Relations.

Prior to her graduate studies, Jenaina served as the Associate Director for Intelligence for Max Security, a multi-national risk consultancy firm. She has in-depth experience in risk analysis and strategic foresight for Fortune 500 corporate clients and international organizations.

Jenaina has previously interned with UN Women’s Peace and Security team. She was involved with research, analysis & advocacy, in order to ensure follow-ups to key commitments on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. She has also interned with the New York-based non-profit, the Desai Foundation, working on fundraising, online campaigns and impact analysis to facilitate development and public health programs in India.

At NYU’S Center for Global Affairs (CGA), she served as the Managing Editor of the Global Affairs Review academic journal and as the Vice-President of the Gender Working Group. As part of a Graduate Consultancy representing the CGA, she conducted research and policy analysis for the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED).