Nivy Balachandran

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Regional Coordinator for URI-Southeast Asia and the Pacific - Pacific Zone

Nivy has been involved in local and international interfaith work for several years. She first came to know of URI through Australia’s premier interfaith youth organization InterAction which she co- founded 2009. In 2011, Nivy attended the SEA-Pac Regional Assembly in Malaysia and she has been a keen follower of URI ever since. Nivy has extensive experience in government and the nonprofit sector where she was involved in project planning, community organizing, and developing public policy. Through her leadership with InterAction, Nivy has experience in developing in interfaith leadership training, manages communications strategies, and fostering mutually trusting relationships across religious and ethnic barriers. Nivy completed a Bachelor of Arts (International Studies) in 2008, a Masters of Arts (Development Studies) in 2010. She is currently completing a law degree.

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