Job title: Head of Mission - Great Lakes Reconciliation Media (GLRM) RwandaOrganisation: Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools FoundationLocation: Kigali, RwandaClosing date: 28 February 2013Established in 2002, Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation (RLB) is a Dutch NGO committed to the empowerment of minorities and social groups that are, have been or are in danger of becoming the victims of ethnocentric or other forms of hate violence. Using…See More
"thanks Barry- just wrote them a mail.
hoping to learn more a about operations research and its application in the coordination and focusing of non-violent resistance, but also issues of direct democracy and more.
very happy to have made this…"
"Hi Dear Geoge,
Thanx for the opportunities; I'm sure you will find a rigth person to do the job. for me I just want to talk in terms of partnership with my organisation. I 'm working with disavantaged youth to become entrepreneurs on a…"
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I founded Radio Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation in 2002. As a result of my work for La Benevolencija Sarajevo in the early 1990s, I was inspired to set up media projects that would teach people to resist manipulation to violence, and to promote a solidarity alliance between victims of hate violence. The project has gained international acclaim for its unique combination of applied psychology with education-entertainment techniques.
In addition to running Radio Benevolencija, I am also head of Metropolitan Pictures, a documentary production company based in Amsterdam. In the 1980s, I produced three feature films and worked for the worldwide distribution of blockbuster films such as Dances with Wolves, Henry V, and Driving Miss Daisy. Since then, I have produced more than 20 feature documentaries. Originally from Austria, I hold a BA in Communications and Media from the State University of New York.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
African Great Lakes: Rwanda, DRC and Burundi, South Africa, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, Israel/ Middle East, Western Europe (Populism/ Racism/ war on Terror),
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?
CEO, Radio La Benevolencija Humanitarian Tools Foundation
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, Conflict Resolution, Dialogue, Education, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Media, Psychosocial, Refugees, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Information Technology, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My organization produces education and entertainment soap operas and other programs combined with Grass Roots activities providing the audience with basic knowledge of the psychological mechanisms at the base of incitement to Hate violence and, ultimately, genocide. This is used to empower them to withstand future incitement, administer basic trauma healing techniques and act in the service of violence prevention. Our media campaigns focus not only on the healing of victims, but also, especially, on finding ways to adress and sensitize perpetrators and passive bystanders. They are regularly evaluated for their impact.
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Thanks George for connecting with me on this site and for your comment on our work.
Yes i have success stories i can share with our work, we are still small organisation and we are lacking resources to do our work.
Our work involves training and supporting the rural poor to start small sustainable household income generating activities in order to avoid famine and poverty plus poor health among the rural poor communities.
In our health focus, we deal in HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB awareness and prevention activities, these are the major killer diseases that kill hundreds of Ugandans per day.
We have written different proposals to help the rural poor but we have no where to send them for any help.
We can share with you and any other person the photos of our work, we have no way of showing our work because we haven't got the money to buidl a website.
But we have a page on facebook (You can search for Integrated Community Development Initiative (ICODI) on facebook and join our organisation's page)
I am also willing to share with you some of our proposals and some of our photos of the activities we do.
Do you know any individual or organization that can help us in our work or partner/collaborate with us?
Hope i will hear from you.
Integrated Community Development Initiative (ICODI)
I apologize for missing your return remarks. I am hoping my orginization will grow and can take on new projects - though at the moment not possible
Please keep in touch it is an honor to have you as a friend
thanks for inviting me to become friends. I indeed see that we have a lot of similar interest. Right now I am working on House Of Peace, an international television program on conflict and mediation. You might be interested in having a look at our website: www.houseofpeace.nl
I can imagine that you could have some valuable thoughts to share.
right now just a container for Kenya - earlier this year worked on a project with the Barka Foundation to raise money to drill fresh water wells in Burkino Faso - as I look at the different postings on the peace collabrative I am thinking there is so many issues either unknown to the world or stilted by reporters that jump into a region for a relatively short time - what if a major website could be produced that would capture the work, the hopes, the frustrations, the agonies, the fears and the needs around the world that would be accesable to anyone - something like the CIA global website in the sense of comprehension but breaking to the world the down to earth needs!
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