Manuela Nilsson
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Manuela Nilsson is now a member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Jan 29, 2013

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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)
I am a teacher and researcher at the Department of Peace and Development Studies within the School of Social Studies at Linnaeus University (Växjö, Sweden). Previously I lived for over 15 years in Nicaragua, teaching at a Nicaragua university and directing their Diplomacy and International Relations Faculty. I have also lived for a number of years in Germany, Puerto Rico and the United States (various locations).
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Sweden (Växjö, in Southern Sweden)
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
university teacher and researcher - peace and development studies
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
German, Spanish
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, DDR, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
SIDA, United Nations
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My research focuses on peacebuilding (specifically DDR and SSR as well as reconciliation issues and civil society involvement in peacemaking and peacebuilding processes). Regionally I am mostly located in Latin America, but also have a focus on Angola. My publications are rather widespread, including also topics such as globalization in Latin America and cultural diplomacy (from previous research foci).
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
See my website

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