Born and raised in Berlin, Eda Nur Yilar holds an MA in Global Studies from Humboldt University. As part of her education, she lived in Ireland, Thailand, India and South Africa. Her professional experience is based at the intersection of the public and private sector, where she has worked for a number of institutions such as the Federal Foreign Office, Volkswagen the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation and Microsoft. As the Director of the Sakura Peace Institute in India, she has worked to raise awareness about the importance of education for marginalized communities. Hence, she hosted an event on the subject of “Education for Transformation” at the sidelines of the 50th Annual World Economic Forum in Davos. She is involved in supporting underprivileged youth in Berlin and contributed to the public discussion of identity and integration through different volunteering organizations. Eda is fluent in German, Turkish and English and considers herself a Global Citizen.
Updated May 2020