Jenaina Irani

Jenaina Irani

Research Consultant

Jenaina is a Research Consultant, and former Research and Advocacy Intern for GNWP’s Asia Peacebuilding Programs. Among her current projects, she is working on an advocacy report to strengthen the global response to conflict-related sexual slavery. She has also contributed to three publications at GNWP.

In the Spring of 2020, she received her Masters in Global Affairs at New York University, specializing in International Development and Gender Studies. At NYU, she served as the Managing Editor of the Global Affairs Review academic journal and 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).

Jenaina has previously interned with UN Women’s Peace and Security team. She was involved in communications & research tasks, related to Security Council Resolution 1325 and the Women, Peace, and Security 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. She hopes to hone further expertise on the nexus of climate change, gender, and security.

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 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 focused on International Relations.