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Faces of Peace
Severin Yao Kouamé
Severin Yao Kouamé is the founder and coordinator of Indigo Côte d'Ivoire, Interpeace’s local team. In this interview he discusses his thoughts on inclusive peacebuilding and explains what peace means to him.
Nènè Konaté is the Executive Director of the Malian Institute of Action Research for Peace (IMRAP), our local partner in Mali. We had the opportunity to talk to her during her visit to Geneva.
João Boavida, Executive Director of Interpeace local partner the Centre for Peace and Development (CEPAD) shares with us how he became a peacebuilder for his country, Timor-Leste, and why he remains committed to building lasting peace.
James Suah Shilue
Having left Liberia in the early 1990s when the country fell deeper into civil war, Jimmy, as he is known, has since returned to play a central role in peacebuilding.
Maysoun Saed Ibrahim Qawasmeh
Maysoun is a Palestinian activist promoting women rights and positive change in peacebuilding. She applies her dynamism, energy and bubbly character to building peace.
We spoke to Matthias, Founder of Interpeace and Vice-Chairman of the Governing Council, to find out more about his experience as a pioneer in the peacebuilding field.
Filomena Mascarenhas is a deeply committed peacebuilder. She focuses on giving Bissau-Guineans a voice in the peacebuilding process.
Françoise Kabariza and Igor Rugwiza
Françoise and Igor work closely with Interpeace’s local partner, the Conflict Alert and Prevention Centre (CENAP). Igor is an audio-visual (AV) researcher and is responsible for the ‘AV Unit’. Françoise is the audio-visual assistant.
Bernardo Arévalo de León
Previously a senior diplomat, Bernardo joined Interpeace back in 1996. He was asked to participate in the launch of the experimental consensus building project in his home country, Guatemala. We spoke with Bernardo about his early involvement and his ongoing passion for peacebuilding.
Ghaida has been working with Interpeace since 2005 on building lasting peace in Israel. We caught up with Ghaida during her busy schedule and had the chance to talk about her work in Israel.
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