Yannis Bacalis is a Graduate of the MSc. In Global Affairs of NYU with Specialization in Peace-building. He is a peace-building practitioner as well as a monitoring and evaluation specialist. He is an accredited Mediator from the New York Institute of Peace and a long-term consultant for the Hellenic Association of Political Scientists (HAPSc) as the Main Representative at the United Nations in the DESA Department under the NGO Consultative Status. He completed his Bachelor studies in International and European Studies with Specialization in Political Studies and Diplomacy, at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki Greece. His main areas of interest involve refugees and vulnerable populations, women’s rights, development, mediation, conflict resolution, peace-building and education. With the WE Foundation Yannis did an excellent job in his responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the data collected, exploring the employment opportunities and participating in the creation of feasible and long-term solutions for Syrian refugees, Iraqi internally displaced youth and the local communities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.