Jeannine Suurmond is an Associate for the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team. She has supported state and civil society-led peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in more than ten countries during the last ten years. Her main areas of expertise are infrastructures for peace, nonviolent communication (NVC), and peace process design and facilitation at multiple tracks.
In her current position as Senior Learning and Innovation Officer at the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD), Jeannine contributes to data and demand-driven approaches to peacebuilding by performing as a SCORE country specialist with a focus on Asia. Jeannine also provides NVC trainings on healing, mediation and reconciliation to various organizations in Cambodia, where she is based. She is an advisor to the Cambodian Institute for Mediation and to Women Peacemakers Cambodia. Jeannine previously worked as a peacebuilding advisor for the German Agency for International Cooperation, advising the Nepali government on peacebuilding policy, and implementing ex-combatant integration, reconciliation and community mediation programs. Before that, she worked for Kreddha: The International Peace Council for States, Peoples and Minorities, providing mediation support for track 1 and 2 intra-state peace processes in Asia, Africa and the Pacific. Jeannine is a certified NVC trainer and a PhD candidate at Utrecht University.