Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Nonviolent Peaceforce is an unarmed, professional civilian peacekeeping force that is invited to work in conflict zones worldwide. NP works with local groups who invite NP to come into their country to foster dialogue among parties in conflict, provide a proactive presence and safe spaces for civilians, and develop local capacity to prevent violence.
Conceived by a group of participants at the 1999 Hague Appeal for Peace and constituted in the 2002 Convening Event in India, the growing international network of NP now includes 40 member organizations from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas.
Nonviolent Peaceforce works to achieve four overall goals:
• To deploy teams, learn from field projects, and build a body of expertise regarding large-scale nonviolent peacekeeping.
• To demonstrate to decision makers, opinion leaders, public institutions and citizens the productive role and impact that nonviolent international presence makes in areas of conflict.
• To identify, train and support peacekeepers through regional activities and trainings, and maintain an up-to-date roster of available professionals.
• To encourage and support efforts that foster lasting peace in conflict zones worldwide.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Sri Lanka, Philippines (Mindanao), South Sudan, South Caucasus, Kyrgyzstan
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Brussels, Belgium and Minneapolis, MN USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
How many years professional experience do you have ?
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