Fatima Umar

Programme Director, Central Asia Programme

Fatima Umar joined Platform for Peace and Humanity in April 2021 as Peace and Security Researcher in the Mediterranean Programme and has authored various research articles and brief situation reports. In October 2023, Fatima became the Programme Director of the Central Asia Programme.

Fatima has graduated Summa Cum Laude with BS in Peace and Conflict Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad. She works as Editor-in-Chief at Student Think Tank for Europe Asia Relations, where she formerly served as Associate Editor. She is also a Research Member at the IAPSS Crisis Observatory Cohort.


She has completed several prestigious courses, namely: Harvard University’s Humanitarian Response to Conflict and Disaster, USIP’s Introduction to Peacebuilding, Conflict Management and Transformation, Conflict Analysis, DCAF’s Introduction to Conflict Analysis and NUST’s 7th International Peace and Stability Course.


Formerly, she worked as a Research Assistant for PolicyEast, as an Intern at the National Archives of Pakistan and Pakistan Correspondent and Editor-in-Chief at Pandemic Periods. She often writes for national and international media platforms. Apart from her research and editorial skills, she has vast experience organising and hosting conferences and seminars.

  • Human Rights
  • Conflict and Development
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Human Security
  • Peacebuilding
  • Contemporary Global Conflicts
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Terrorism
  • Conflict Resolution and Management
  • Theories of Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Middle East/ Mediterranean
  • Central Asia
  • Syria
  • Israel-Palestine
  • Afghanistan
  • English
  • Urdu