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Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen is a practicing peaceworker, and founder and Director of the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR). Kai is a global consultant, advisor and practitioner on peacebuilding, conflict transformation, war-to-peace transitions, and post-war reconciliation and healing, and has worked in Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Russia, Moldova, South Eastern Europe, Mexico, Colombia, Cambodia, southern Thailand, Burma, Somalia, Aceh, North America, and the Middle East at the invitation of governments, inter-governmental organisations, UN agencies, and local organisations and communities. Since 1996 he has provided more than 250 training programmes in peacebuilding, development, and constructive conflict transformation to more than 5000 participants in 36 countries, and has been invited to provide more than 600 public talks.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Russia, Moldova, South Eastern Europe, Mexico, Colombia, Cambodia, southern Thailand, Burma, Somalia, Aceh, North America, and the Middle East
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?
Peaceworker - Director, PATRIR
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Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Gender, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Evaluation, Program Design, Training

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This November 11, let us not dishonour those who died

Posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

by Kai Brand-Jacobsen, Director, Department of Peace Operations (DPO) 

[This note may be shared, reprinted or reproduced freely as long as proper citation/reference is made. Photo by Bente Brandt]

Across Britain today at many sites commemorating the First World…


Israel & Palestine: Securing The Cease-Fire and What Comes Next - 7 Measures

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 6:26am 0 Comments

Israel & Palestine:

Securing The Cease-Fire and What Comes Next -

7 Measures


This Briefing covers recommendations for immediate actions/needs to sustain the cease-fire and specific measures to assist achieving security, peace for all Israelis and…


15 Things you Can Do To to Help End the War in Israel - Palestine

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:40am 0 Comments

1. Organise a Local Event / Peace Rally / PeaceVigil

There is a need to make visible growing opposition to the war and dynamics of violence, demonisation and killing on a global scale. All demonstrations, speeches, messages, placards should be based in a deep,…


Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia: Proposals for Immediate Steps to be taken to End Hostilities and Address Short and Long-Term Conflict and Humanitarian Impact

Posted on August 12, 2008 at 4:00am 2 Comments


The crisis in Georgia-South Ossetia has intensified, increasing civilian casualties and the potential for further regional expansion of the conflict. Continuation of the fighting will have negative immediate and long-term consequences for all parties and civilian populations in the region.

Immediate steps should be taken by all concerned actors, including the Russian Federation, Georgia,… Continue

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At 2:20am on April 17, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Kai,

Its my pleasure to visit your profile in peace network.

We can be good friend and partner in future.

At 10:03pm on July 21, 2010, Steven Wyttree said…
Great video presentation. I specialize in identifing the root causes of violence throughout history to modern times and as you stated in your video, violence is unnatural and solvable. I hope to one day be able to add my expertice to an organization like your and be able to be one of the many contributers to breaking the world into a new paradigm of world peace. Keep up the good work.
At 6:28pm on July 13, 2009, Liviu Constantin Caliman said…
Dear Kai,

Thank you for your earlier comment and suggestions.
Much appreciated.

At 3:33pm on July 13, 2009, Liviu Constantin Caliman said…
Dear Kai,

Thank you, it's a privilege to be your friend. I had no idea about PATRIR, I just read about it some minutes ago following one of Zsuzsanna's events. I am very pleased about this taking place in my native country, and will go to the website to find out more.

This comes after I've just applied for a master in 'global health' and one in 'international peace studies', to commence in September. This social network created by Craig Zelizer is really great. Let's keep in touch and create something good out of this.

My very best wishes to you all!
At 5:01am on February 5, 2009, David Kreider said…
Dear Kai,
I'm honored by your request. What a fascinating opportunity before you! I'm intrigued by your work which appears to be an integration of development with peacebuilding which I am convinced is a strategic line of attention for Israel. I wrote a paper recently on the clash of paradigms that exists in Israel between development and security which I am convinced is a major hinge on which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict turns; "When Development and Security Paradigms Clash: Why Israel's National Security Strategy is a Recipe for Disaster - The Gaza Case in Point." I think you are on the right path to push at the intersection of these paradigms and ask what is the way to reconcile them for conflict transformation.
At 4:00pm on February 3, 2009, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
At 12:39am on September 5, 2008, Jo Berry said…
Hi Kai
Lovely to find you here, I just heard about your training in London too late! One day I hope it happens.
with love and support
At 6:50pm on August 26, 2008, Ross Ryan said…
hello Kai --- I hope you don't mind, but I re-posted your comments on the situation in Georgia/Russia in the Peace and Conflict Monitor --- here's a link: http://www.monitor.upeace.org/innerpg.cfm?id_article=538
all the best,
At 11:46am on August 13, 2008, Erle Frayne Argonza said…
Hi Kai! Pls join my circle of friends. Your proposal for an end to Russia-Georgia hostilities is impressive, I'd go for it.
At 1:34pm on March 17, 2008, Rosen Dimov said…
Hello! Congratulations for your accomplishments.

Please go to http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=780588%3ATopic%3A51359
It is important to me as well as to all Bulgarian youth!


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