Arda Inal-Ipa is a civil society activist, based at the Center for Humanitarian Programmes, Sukhum/i. By profession she is a psychologist, having graduated from Moscow State University. After the Georgian-Abkhaz war, together with like-minded people she established the Centre for Humanitarian Programmes (CHP). CHP works on civic education, human rights issues and democratic development in Abkhazia and for 20 years has been involved in Georgian-Abkhaz dialogue. Since 2007 Arda has been a member of the People’s Chamber on Abkhazia.