Antonia Zenkevitch
  • Female
  • Nottingham
  • United Kingdom
  • MA Human Security Coventry…
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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Multi-sensory story-weaving sharing expressive, powerful and playful tools to explore challenges, conflicts and opportunities in safe, non-violent space. Environmental art, music, dance, theatre, puppetry, circle story-telling, listening to stories in the rain, fire etc... drawing in sand together, painting mural art. The way stories are told reflects the needs of the group and those within it finding their place within the story we tell together. This is about envisioning new paths together, about ownership and sharing of stories, about reconnection with land and with one another and with the inner voice of wisdom within each human that helps them flourish. Stories, told in words and without words, have the power to communicate that which is difficult, dangerous, unspoken or unheard. This work is done in co-education and empowerment, rebuilding co-habitation and peace and reconciliation work.

I have also networked across sector and am interested in the power of cross-sector engagement in human capacity building, from small companies to MNC, local to international governance models, regional to global civil society. As we are all interconnected we can all be part of both problem and solution. Communication and partnership facilitation is therefore a great passion in my work.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Significant expertise in the UK, working with isolated communities, special needs groups, refugees and mental health survivors but also working with businesses and individuals in personal and professional development. Working and living in international community in Scotland and for shorter times in Portugal and Israel near Palestinian territories. Story-weaving, mural painting, creative workshops, cooking, theatre, puppetry, music, permaculture and organic gardening have played their part in these experiences.

Some experience working creatively with nursery children with foetal alcohol syndrome and learning from bottom up change projects born of human agency.

Other areas of work are brief projects in Europe
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
MA Human Security Coventry University, freelance facilitation and Story-Weaving for Peace
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Education, Environment, Facilitation, Human Rights, Natural Resources, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Refugees, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Program Design, Program Implemenation
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Story-weaving in capacity building, conflict resolution, curriculum development, inter-faith work, male and female empowerment and equity, peace-keeping, peace-building, environmental protection and human flourishing.

multi-sensory, creative approaches to conflict resolution, peace-building and community healing.

Human Security and Sustainable Enterprise

The Sphere of influence for Jewish, Palestinian and other Enterprises on just Peace-building in the Middle East

Creative Solution finding, the role of the arts and facilitation in human security building and sustainability

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Weaving our stories; creative ways to help build human capacity, peace-enabling and understanding

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:53am 12 Comments

‘Given the fact that two thirds of Man’s brain is dormant it never ceases to amaze me how little he uses the one third which is active. If Man pushed just a little harder what miracles there might be!’

Albert Einstein, 1932

We co-create our realities with every word, action, idea, with our ways of understanding, our connections and conflicts. Stories; histories, cultural connections are central to our identity, our agency,…


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At 5:30am on May 29, 2012, Mir Mubashir said…

Hi Antonia,

The mention of theatre in your profile caught my eye :)

Say, would you interested in this workshop in Berlin?

Would be great if you could make it.



At 10:33pm on January 18, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Antonia - you and I must be on the same wavelength these days. Wrote as well this week on poverty in the U.S. and its relationship to foreign aid. See "Poverty Here, Poverty There." And a great organization to liaise with on aid in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is the Dalia Association

Thanks for your comments & continued support of

At 4:54am on January 10, 2012, Santosh Bidari said…

I am sorry for let relay Any way thank you very much for your message i am really waiting for your help if you have time see our website Thanks

At 3:23pm on December 18, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks for your wonderful comment. We will likely be doing a resource guide on interfaith peacebuilding work in the near future...have a great end to 2011

At 11:19pm on December 15, 2011, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Thanks for your comment on my post Antonia. Thought you might like this quote: “If you give me a fish, you have fed me for a day. If you teach me to fish, you have fed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organize, then whatever the challenge, I can join together with my peers, and we will fashion our own solution.” ~Ricardo Levins Morales

Hope you continue to follow in the new year! And thanks for your support!

At 8:00pm on August 22, 2011, Ayyaz Ahmed Khan Sial said…
Hello Dear Antonia Zenkevitch, Peace & Greetings!
It been some time that there is no correspondence from either side...just would like to have the continuation of the earlier stared discussion " To compliment each other on matters of mutual interest... in this regard I would again like to assure you my all out support and collaboration...looking forward to hear from you...Kind Regards
At 1:17pm on August 2, 2011, Dr. Shabnam Nazli said…

Dear Antonia Zenkevitch, Thank you for your encouraging message, I feel honored to be included among your friends. It is difficult to work for Peace and Equality in an environment of deep-seated traditionalism. Terrorism, Political, instability, Bad economy, Weak information from Media, Wrong image, International laws & Policies of Foundations, Ignorance for this region made it more harder. World complain and demand change in this country & that should be but it could not happen with the behavior of Ignorance. Well we face many challenges every day but friends like you are a strong hope for us. The good feeling is At least some body cares. I value our connection. Stay in touch.

Regards, Love & Peace

Dr. Shabnam Nazli

Chairperson: HDO



At 10:06pm on May 28, 2011, Sohail Mahmood said…

hello antonia

how u doing dear?
At 1:58pm on May 26, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…
Dear Antonia Zenkenvitch,
Thank you very much for your beautiful words, thanks for your keen interest in NGO work and Thanks for your commitment with similar causes.
I love to work with you on common issue in near future and waiting your cooperation and support on these sacred mission.
Take care and regards.
At 11:30am on May 25, 2011, Tanya Awad said…
Thank YOU Antonia! Love the artistic work you do! and yes, I am a non-curable optimistic person, and think a smile can always help a lot in yours on your pic! Love technology when it puts people with similar ways together! great to have you as a friend over here.

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