Manal El Tayar
Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow
Co-founder of Unconventional International, a community led by young women for young women and supporting the leadership and wellbeing of young women advancing peace and reconciliation, Manal is also Tearfund’s Eurasia and North Africa Fragile States and Peacebuilding Advisor. She is a trilingual development professional with 7+ years of experience in project management and monitoring and evaluation skills in the fields of economic development and peace & justice transformation.
As a national level track and field athlete, Manal has represented Lebanon in a number of regional and international competitions. In these spaces, she has experienced, firsthand, the power of sports and arts to draw out the common threads of humanity, and create friendships across religious, ethnic and confessional cleavages.