Norunn Grande holds a cand.polit. degree in Political Science and has worked as adviser to the Norwegian National Commission for UNESCO. Norunn has worked as a teacher at Follo Folk High School and director of the Norwegian Peace Center. When the NPC merged with Nansen Dialogue in 2010, she stayed on as director for the NCPD until 2011. She develops and conducts trainings and educational programs in dialogue and peacebuilding, primarily in Norway and Afghanistan, and makes training materials and reports.