A policy specialist with experience engaging every segment of Sri Lankan society, Dayani Panagoda has had a long career of formulating, implementing and sharing Women, Peace and Security policies. Currently serving as Senior Technical Specialist for Global Communities, her extensive career integrates the training of professionals, women leaders and students on the role of women in social cohesion and sustainable peace. In addition to this role, she serves as the Director for the Institute of Monitoring and Evaluation – a newly formed institution that coordinates experts from a variety of disciplines to track the multi-dimensional development of Sri Lanka.
Dayani further works on Women, Peace and Security concerns of vulnerable and conflict affected communities. These experiences are reflected in policies she has had a hand in drafting, among which include – the National Action Plan on Reintegration of Ex-Combatants into Civilian Life in Sri Lanka, as well as, the Early Recovery in North and East of Sri Lanka.