Thanks for you good book. I'm currently volunteering with Quakers in Rwanda, Burundi and Eastern Congo training community mediators. The folks here have been very active in the last twelve years…Continue
My experience working in the US juvenile justice system as a mediator leads me to believe that it is a system overwhelmingly designed to contain and isolate the poor. There are very few children of…Continue
Nice to visit your profile here, Its best place to doiscccuss and share your expertise at peace network. This credit is going to Dr. Craig, who establish a rich common platform for peace-makers.
We can be good partners and friends on…"
"Something like this is going on in Burundi with the forced repatriation of refugees from the camps in Tanzania. Most left in the 1970's. Many were born in the camps. People lost legal rights to reclaim their lands after 30…"
I'd be happy to get together with you on the internet to discuss work that the Quakers have been doing in the African Great Lakes Region. They have over 300 trained community mediators working in dispute…"
You may find that in your research there will always be a challenge to filter out competitiveness from any human activity. Only as an aging adult have I been able to set aside my interest in who wins at sport and learn to appreciate human…"
"Elana, I met someone , a Rwandan, on this website a year ago who said he had an OB connection. Wasn't able to contact him in 2009 when I was last there. I'm thinking of going back next summer , 2011. And maybe an OB/AGLI project might be a…"
So great to hear about your involvement with OB Kenya. Thank you for the contact information about the African Great Lakes Initiative. Our upcoming programs are focusing on Israel and Palestine as well as Sri Lanka, but we have had a…"
"Elana, I saw your name on my inbox. Glad to see Outward Bound is involved in the peace building process. I taught for a year with the Outward Bound Mountain School in Loitokitok, Kenya in 1967 when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. You might want to…"
"It is true when the pain and suffering is shared and heard from both sides under the same roof that some understanding and reconcilliation can begin to germinate. Similar work is happening at the grass roots level in Rwanda, Burundi and the Eastern…"
We should probably communicate a bit about your interests. I've been training local mediators in Eastern Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Kenya the last three summers, about 300 now trained. I'm leaving my office now but thought…"
How great to hear from you!!!! I will be sure to check out your blog, and please do pass along my warm greetings to our mutual friends in Kigali if you are still there. I know that now, in my new post at QPSW, I'll have a chance to…"
I've been working the last three summers with your former colleagues in Kigali at Friends Peace House, mainly training mediators in the three countries. I think we spoke many years ago about HIPP when you were in Baltimore. You can catch…"
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Full time mediator at a Juvenile Court and Family Court in Springfield, Ohio, USA
Worked 6 years in Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi), a year in China , two years in Germany, 6 years in Quebec.
Currently spend part of each summer training mediators in Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, and Dem. Rep. of Congo.
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Director of Mediation for a Juvenile Court and Domestic Relations Court.
So great to hear about your involvement with OB Kenya. Thank you for the contact information about the African Great Lakes Initiative. Our upcoming programs are focusing on Israel and Palestine as well as Sri Lanka, but we have had a partnership to build capacity with OB Rwanda in the past. We are always looking for special trainers that can take on mentally and physically challenging expeditions with Outward Bound Peacebuilding.
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How great to hear from you!!!! I will be sure to check out your blog, and please do pass along my warm greetings to our mutual friends in Kigali if you are still there. I know that now, in my new post at QPSW, I'll have a chance to get back there soon....
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Stephan, good to hear from you. Jul14 I'll still be in the area around Goma (Nyamitaba or Kiwanja, or an IDP camp). We don't come down to Buj/Uvira until July 26 only for part of the day before going to Uvira (Mboko/Ruzizi) the back to Buj and Gitega Aug. 3-13. We're all volunteers, so we only come over for 5-6 weeks then back to our jobs. George
sorry for answering so late... I'm glad you wrote me, I will be in Bujumbura the 14th of July and then travelling back to Baraka. It would be nice if we could meet somewhere and exchange some experiences, I am interested in your programme here and the organisations you work with, as GTZ is going to have an emergency aid project in Uvira too. Maybe your can give me your preliminary programme and I'll see where we could have a meeting.
Yes they have! I am in Buffalo right now working in an adult education program and looking for a way out/ to Africa. I would love to speak at more length with you about your work in Central Africa/ Great Lakes region. I hope to make it to Ohio soon- I was last there in September- but am unsure of when I can. Its great connecting with you here. Do you know anyone in the YS meeting?
My name is Eve and I can just say that I am so excited to meet you through this network! I found you on this network as my research interests coalesce with yours. However, what is even more exciting is that we have more commonalities- I lived in Yellow Springs on and off for four years, attended the Quaker meeting there, and managed Project Woman in Springfield. I do hope that we have a chance to talk more and perhaps meet the next time I come to Ohio.
OB is an idea I am developing. Though I have been training using experiential learning here, OBR does not run courses, and we are still looking for support to put together the infrastructure. meting me wil be meeting OBR- and probably some of of my team mates. see you there!
George, thank you for the introduction and link. I loved AGLI's program. I'll be in Uganda and Rwanda April 15-May 2, and am trying to link with organizations in the region about peacebuilding or capacity building through video, websites, or IT training. I've sent the link to a friend in the region.
You remind me of my brother-in-law - he does AVP programmes in the justice system in Canada, and some work overseas.
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