I am carrying out my PhD research project on the impact that participatory media can have in post-conflict settings to initiate processes of reconciliation. I am beginning to organise my fieldwork…Continue
"Thank you Christopher, I am looking forward to hearing more about it.
I have done research in the Rift Valley of Kenya on communication for development in peacebuilding, so in relation to the PEV. It will be interesting to see how your project can…"
This sounds like a very interesting project, but the links you have posted here do not give much information about how exactly you are going to use mobiles in this context. Where can we find out more about it?
Thanks a lot!
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am an international development practitioner, presently undertaking my PhD research project. My expertise lies in the area of Communication for Development, with particular focus on peacebuilding and participatory media.
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
UK, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Australia
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?
PhD Candidate, Teaching Assistant & Participatory Communication Consultant
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, Dialogue, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Peacebuilding, Peacekeeping, Psychosocial, Refugees
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Communication, Research, Qualitative Skills
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)
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
My research looks at the use of participatory communication and participatory media (radio, video, photography and theatre) with specific focus on conflict transformation / post-conflict reconciliation in African countries affected by civil violence.
As part of my doctorate project, I have worked on the evaluation of two participatory media activities implemented in Kenya in the aftermath of the 2007/2008 Post-Election Violence. I have assessed the impact of these projects in relation to ethnic reconciliation between and among communities in specific areas of the Rift Valley, where I have spent three months interviewing both victims and perpetrators of the 2007/2008 conflict who have been in contact with these media productions. I have collaborated with the international NGO Mercy Corps.
More generally, I am also interested in looking at the different ways communication can be used in development contexts (particularly in post-conflict settings), as well as in studying the impact / reaction that communities living in extreme poverty have when introduced to the use of the media.
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