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Kirsten Kristensen

Kirsten Kristensen

Kirsten Kristensen

 

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board member
  • Institution: Center for Nonviolent Communication
  • Position: Facilitator and Trainer
  • Location: Denmark
  • Web profile: NVC Trainer Profile
Kirsten Kristensen is a family therapist, mediator and certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, through which she has led Nonviolent Communication trainings in Europe, Asia and the United States. For 25 years, Kirsten has devoted her working life to supporting others in personal development. Her passion is to contribute to the personal development and healing that enables people to move closer to conflicts and to grow the relational competencies that support social change work. She enjoys working with body, mind and energy consciousness that leads to connection beyond words. People who experience Kirsten’s training and facilitation often express enjoyment of how she models
what she teaches with a drizzle of humor.
 
In 2014, Kirsten was on the trainer team for Healing and Reconciliation with NVC in Nepal after civil war, which resulted in a documentary “Raamro Aakha Ma (In the Eyes of the Good).” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqA2OydkXgg
 
And through her Danish Association she contributes to NVC in Ukraine, educating “Peace Engineers” through a local NGO – Dignity Space. She leads year-long NVC programs in Denmark and Germany and serves as a consultant and supervisor. She also publishes books on NVC in Danish and films about “Culture of Peace in Schools with NVC” which is now translated into 10 languages.
 
From her background in therapy Kirsten brings experiences of deep healing and working with transformation processes through body movement and energy work. She holds a passion for transformation processes, and liberating ourselves from what Marshall Rosenberg (founder of NVC) sometimes called “Cultural Crap”.
Kirsten is passionate about NVC because NVC gave her back her life – allowed her to have needs and to want to meet them. It has opened her up to aliveness – a more juicy life. Kirsten sees NVC as a main contributor toward peace in our time, through sharing resources in a fair and adequate manner, so we all can have basic needs met. All children in our world can have love, food, protection and education. She sees how NVC helps families have heart connection and she watches parents regain connection with teenagers in difficulties.

Professor Irwanto Irwanto

Professor Irwanto Irwanto

 

Professor Irwanto Irwanto 

 

 

 

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board member
  • Institution: Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
  • Position: Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Social Work
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Senior lecturer and researcher in Psychology and Social work (Atma Jaya Catholic University and Universitas Indonesia – both in Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • MS Psychology (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta- Indonesia, 1982)
  • MS and PhD. Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University – West Lafayette, USA (1990; 1992)
  • Fulbrights-Hays scholarship Recipient 1988-1992
  • Founder and Board member of a number of rights-based NGOs
  • For many years has been appointed as a (temporary) advisor to a number of UN bodies (UNICEF, UNESCO, UNAIDS) and Government of Indonesia (Bappenas, MoEC, MoSA, MoWECP, MoH)
  • One of the Founders of the National Commission on Child Protection (1998-2001)
  • The Culture of Peace and reconcilliation facilitator for UNESCO and UNICEF 1998-2004.
  • WHO Trained facilitator on Life-skill Education and lead facilitator and manual writer on Life-skill for UNICEF (2000-2003)
  • Lead facilitator on child protection in arm conflict and disaster areas (UNICEF & IRC)
  • Peace negotiator in Surakarta and North Maluku (incl. Ambon)
  • Ministry of Education Award on inclusive education 2014
  • Ministry of Health Award Ksatria Bakti Husada ArutalaAward on pioneering home-based care for children with HIV in Jakarta
  • Asia Pacific of Social Work Education (APASWE) 2007 Award for outstanding contribution to social work education.
  • National Narcotic Board Award for outreaching injecting drug users in Jakarta 2005
  • Researcher and activists on health related stigma reduction (Leprosy, HIV, and Schizophrenia)
  • Researcher in spaces for national reconcilliation and resillient community

Chaste Uwihoreye

Chaste Uwihoreye

Chaste Uwihoreye

  • MAP Role: MAP at Home Co-Investigator
  • Institution: Uyisenga ni Imanzi
  • Position: Country Director
  • Location: Rwanda
  • Website: https://uyisenganmanzi.org.rw/

Chaste Uwihoreye is a MAP at Home Co-Investigator and a clinical psychologist practitioner, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Chaste is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychotherapy. Since 2011, Chaste has established programs in Rwanda that provide social, emotional , psychological and economic support for communities, and to promote solidarity and cohesion using culturally based arts. Chaste has been a Country Director of Uyisenga ni Imanzi since 2007, where Chaste ensures the alignment of organisational strategies, policies and values around safeguarding and child protection.

Professor David Stephens

Professor David Stephens

Professor David Stephens

 

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board
  • Institution: University of Brighton
  • Position: Professor of International Education
  • Location: U.K.
  • Website: https://research.brighton.ac.uk/en/persons/david-stephens

David is a researcher, teacher and creative writer who has spent some 45 years teaching and researching Education in the global South, notably in West and Southern Africa, South-East Asia and the Caribbean. His research areas include qualitative research methodologies – a recent book explores the use of narrative and life history approaches in International Education (Routledge, 2020) –  the relationships between Cuture and International Education, the importance of context in research, and the role of children in Education and Development.

He joined the University of Brighton in 2006 as Professor of International Education. Prior to that he was a professor in Oslo, and has held senior positions at Sussex and the UCL Institute of Education. For a number of years he worked as an academic in Northern Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. He has advised several leading NGOs such as Save the Children, Child-to-Child and UNESCO.

David is interested in issues of agency and empowerment – particularly of children – and the collaborative relationships that can be established between classroom teachers, universities, and grassroots organisations. Currently he is leading a World Bank funded project to introduce and embed Participatory Action Research (PAR) into Gambian primary schools.

David holds an M.Ed in the Teaching of English Literature and a PhD in Education. His doctoral dissertation focused upon cultural identity and educational change in Northern Nigeria.

David is also a creative writer, and is currently completing his second novel, The Disappeared which is set in Peru. In normal circumstances David divides his time between Brighton and Lima.

Dr Ginny Morrow

Dr Ginny Morrow

Dr Ginny Morrow

 

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board
  • Institution: University College London (UCL)
  • Position: Visiting Professor at UCL
  • Location: U.K.
  • Website: https://www.younglives.org.uk/content/virginia-morrow

Ginny Morrow is Visiting Professor at UCL Social Research Institute, University College London, UK and  Research Associate, Young Lives, Department of International Development, University of Oxford. She was Deputy Director of Young Lives (a study of childhood poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, see www.younglives.org.uk)  from 2011 to 2017.

Previously she held academic positions at the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, Brunel University and the University of London Institute of Education, where she was programme leader of the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights, from 2004 to 2010.

Her research focuses on children’s work, violence affecting children, sociological approaches to the study of childhood and children’s rights, the ethics of social research with children, children’s understandings of family, and children and ‘social capital’. She has published extensively, and has been a member of numerous Advisory Groups and Research Ethics Committees. She also acts as Ethics Advisor on research projects. She was a co-editor of Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research from 2006 to 2016.

Rustom Bharucha

Rustom Bharucha

Rustom Bharucha

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board
  • Institution: Jawaharlal Nehru Univrsity
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Location: New Delhi, India

RUSTOM BHARUCHA recently retired as Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  He is the author of several books including Theatre and the World, The Question of Faith, In the Name of the Secular, The Politics of Cultural Practice, Rajasthan: An Oral History, Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin, and Terror and Performance.  The last publication was researched while he was a Fellow at the International Research Center/Interweaving Performance Cultures in Berlin, Germany, between 2010-2012.  Very recently, he has completed a new book titled Performing the Ramayana Tradition: Enactments, Interpretations, and Arguments, co-edited with Paula Richman, to be published by Oxford University Press, New York.

 

A leading interlocutor in the area of intercultural performance, both at theoretical and practical levels, he has also attempted to redefine the relationship between culture and development through a number of workshops with marginalized communities in India, the Philippines, Brazil,  and South Africa on issues relating to land and memory, the politics of touch, re-enactments of history, and social transformation.

 

A former advisor of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in the Netherlands, he has served as a consultant for the Arts Council in Ireland on cultural diversity in the arts, as well as for Ford Foundation on its interdisciplinary and multicultural Artography project in the United States. He has also worked as the Project Director of Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan devoted to the study of traditional knowledge systems and as the Festival Director of the Ramayana Festival at the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Research in Pondicherry, India. Currently, he is working as a dramaturge for an inter-Asian production of a new play based on the Mahabharata to be staged in Singapore at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, in 2022. 

Inés Soria-Donlan (University of Leeds)

Inés Soria-Donlan (University of Leeds)

Inés Soria-Donlan (University of Leeds)

Inés is a creative producer, project manager and community researcher whose work focuses on the arts, creative education and cultural activism as a means of empowering communities and facilitating authentic cross-cultural collaboration on a local and global scale. She joined University of Leeds in 2016 as Project Officer for the AHRC GCRF project ‘Voicing Hidden Histories’, exploring community filmmaking across Brazil, India and South Africa and producer of the Sadler Seminar series “Remapping World Cinemas in the Digital Age”. She is the Project Manager of the ‘Changing the Story’ GCRF project. 

Inés is particularly interested in the relationship between academic research, grassroots cultural organisations and youth voice and the impact that such relationships can bring to social change when nurtured. Since graduating in 2008, she has worked with a diverse range of art forms across the academic, cultural, and creative industry sectors, including the British Council, Contact Theatre, and South Asian Arts UK. She spent 4 years as part of the multi-award winning In Place of War team at The University of Manchester, working with artists and creative communities in sites of conflict and post-conflict, producing a range of international academic and cultural events across the UK and establishing vibrant cross-sector networks across The Middle East, Latin America and Africa.

Inés has an MA in French Cultural Studies and a PGDip in Arts Management, Policy & Practice. She has published a range of articles and chapters exploring community-led arts programmes for social change and is co-editor with Prof. Paul Cooke of the book “Participatory Arts for International Development” (Routledge, 2019).

 

Prof. Tim Prentki (University of Winchester)

Prof. Tim Prentki (University of Winchester)

Prof. Tim Prentki (University of Winchester)

  • MAP Role: International Advisory Board Member
  • Institution: University of Winchester
  • Position: Emeritus Professor of Theatre for Development
  • Location: U.K.

Tim Prentki is Emeritus Professor of Theatre for Development at the University of Winchester. He has supervised projects and conducted training in TfD in many parts of the world. He is the author of ‘The Fool in European Theatre’ and ‘Applied Theatre: Development’. He is co-editor of ‘The Applied Theatre Reader’ and of ‘The Routledge Companion to Applied Performance’.

Yvonne Akoth

Yvonne Akoth

Yvonne Akoth

Vyonne Akoth is the founder and director of Impart Change, a local non-profit organization that empowers children and youth to be sustainable peace champions in their local communities. She is a 2019 Sakharov Fellow with the European Parliament and a 2019 Emerging Leader with the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program.