Cate Buchanan is a mediation and inclusive process design specialist who works for the UN Special Envoy’s Office-Yemen as a Senior Adviser and in consultancy and retainer roles for the UN Mediation Support Unit (UN MSU), Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Dialogue Advisory Group, Conciliation Resources, and UNFPA Myanmar on conflict-related sexual violence. In 2018-mid 2019 she was on the MSU Standby Team of Experts. Over 2019-20 she also worked in advisory roles for the UN MSU, Dialogue Advisory Group, Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution, International IDEA, and the UK, and Norwegian Governments. Cate has worked in Myanmar as an adviser to Nyein (Shalom) Foundation and the armed groups it works with supporting their national dialogues and negotiation approaches, and secretariat development. From 2001-2013 Cate worked for the HD Centre as a Programme Manager and Senior Adviser. In 2004/05 she was based in Brazil on secondment to Viva Rio as a human security adviser. Cate spearheaded the Surviving Gun Violence Project and was Chief Editor of Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery (2014). Cate is the Specialist Editor of Conciliation Resources Accord 29 Pioneering peace pathways – making connections to end violent conflict.
Cate Buchanan is a member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC), a network hosted by Conciliation Resources which connects women with a broad range of mediation knowledge and experience.