Amandine Roche is an award-winning author, photographer, explorer, public speaker, and social entrepreneur. Amandine Roche is also a United Nations Human Right and Women’s empowerment expert with 20 years of experience in conflict contexts across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. Her professional experience is focused on human rights, democratization, education, media, and gender/youth empowerment.
Amandine has participated in 20 peace processes around the world. She worked with Afghans refugees in Dushanbe (Tajiskistan), Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala (India), South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma (Kenya), Syrian refugees in Zaatari (Jordan), and Palestinian refugees in Beirut (Lebanon).
She spent a decade in Kabul and is the founder of the Amanuddin Foundation in Afghanistan to promote yoga/meditation among prisoners, women, soldiers, Taleban, and kids. Amandine studied meditation with the Dalai Lama, Amma, Karmapa, Goenka, and Deepak Chopra. She is a yoga and meditation teacher specialist on mindfulness, emotional intelligence, compassion, neuroscience, and conscious leadership. She created the inner peace keeping program to offer the tools of inner-peace to humanitarian and refugees suffering of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in Middle East.