Tanja Chopra

Research Team Leader, Somalia

Tanja Chopra, Research Team Leader in Somalia, has recently joined ABA ROLI in USAID's Expanding Access to Justice Program in Somalia. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and has more than 20 years of experience in access to justice, gender equality, state building and peacebuilding issues. She has mainly worked for the World Bank's Legal and Judicial Reform Unit and the West Bank and Gaza Country Office, as well as for United Nations Peacekeeping missions and various UN agencies (including UNIFEM/UN Women, UNODC, UNDP, and UNOPS) across Southeast Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. Most of her assignments have led her to crisis-affected contexts, and have resulted in a broad variety of publications, including on rule of law and development issues.