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Jayavani Kanapathippillai works as the Deputy District Project Officer for a UNDP Sri Lanka initiative known as the Equal Access to Justice Project. The project seeks to address causes of injustice and connects countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people to build a better life. Ms. Kanapathippillai holds a MS in Applied Statistics from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and has a wide range of experience in conflict resolution and women’s rights issues through non-government and government organizations. Prior to her current position, Ms. Jayavani worked for FORUT Sri Lanka and the Department of Local Government to assist and promote Internally Displaced Persons’ (IPD) participation in livelihood transition processes.