• Hesta Groenewald

    Published on July 13, 2021

    Hesta Groenewald is a conflict and peace specialist with 20 years’ experience in programme delivery and management, technical advice and policy advocacy on conflict-sensitive development, gender and conflict and broader peace and security issues. She has particular expertise on conflict-sensitive approaches to aid and has designed, implemented or managed several mechanisms that aimed to improve [...]

  • Phil Vernon

    Published on June 9, 2021

    Phil has been engaged in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding work since 1985. He lived for several years each in Sudan, Lesotho, Rwanda, Mali, Ghana and Uganda. Initially trained as a forester, with an MSc in Environmental Forestry, his work broadened progressively as he took on management and field leadership roles covering multiple technical sectors in [...]

  • Luca Willig

    Published on February 18, 2021

    Luca Willig is an independent consultant based in Geneva, Switzerland. He assists international institutions, governments and NGOs design peacebuilding policies and strategies, integrate conflict analysis and conflict sensitivity in their work, and facilitate dialogue initiatives. He also conducts programme and project evaluations. Luca brings 12+ years of international experience to his IPAT role, with both [...]

  • Salif Nimaga

    Published on April 30, 2020

    Salif Nimaga is a Peacebuilding Consultant based in Berlin, Germany. He has more than 15 years of academic and programming experience in the areas of peacebuilding and transitional justice. Covering a considerable variety of institutional and geographical contexts, he has worked as a Programme Manager for the UN Peacebuilding Fund in the Peacebuilding Support Office [...]

  • Sweta Velpillay

    Published on June 10, 2019

    Sweta Velpillay is a Senior Advisor at Conducive Space for Peace (CSP) and an independent consultant. At CSP she focuses on collaborations that aim to transform the global peacebuilding system and shifting the power to enable greater local agency. She has over 14 years of experience supporting organisations to improve their effectiveness of programmes in [...]

  • Jean-Paul Chami

    Published on May 21, 2019

    Lebanese Peacebuilding Consultant, Trainer and Dialogue Facilitator specialized in Conflict Transformation, Jean-Paul has delivered more than 60 training workshops and lectures in Lebanon, and across the Arab region on Peace and Conflict-related topics and skills, hence, incapacitating hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals in conflict-stricken countries and localities. He directs Peace Labs, a Lebanese [...]

  • Frauke de Weijer

    Published on May 21, 2019

    Frauke de Weijer, a Dutch national with degrees from the University of Utrecht and Harvard University, is an independent professional in the field of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and inclusive governance. She works as an independent consultant, with different clients from governments, think tanks and NGOs. In addition, she is as an associate consultant with PeaceNexus, [...]

  • Anita Ernstorfer

    Published on May 21, 2019

    Anita Ernstorfer works independently through her own advisory and research firm Untangle (LLC). She is also a Principal Associate with Interpeace/IPAT’s Peace Responsiveness Facility, the Course Director of IPAT’s Effective Advising in Complex Contexts’ course, and a member of the UN Peacebuilding Fund’s Program Support Team.  She brings 20 years of international experience to these [...]

  • Nora Refaeil

    Published on October 11, 2017

    Dr. Nora Refaeil is an attorney by training, and a mediator, coach and trainer by inclination. By calling, Nora is a change catalyst. In the last 20 years, she initiated and facilitated conversations for systemic and sustainable change in a variety of fields: Be it as an attorney advising clients or as a transitional justice [...]

  • Jan Ubels

    Published on October 11, 2017

    Jan Ubels (1956) is a Senior Associate for the International Peacebuilding Advisory Team. He specialises in Organizational and capacity development, Change management and process facilitation, and Training and coaching. Jan is a Senior Strategist with SNV Netherlands Development Organization and has an independent training and coaching practice. He has thirty years of experience as consultant, [...]