Bjoern has been involved in conflict transformation and peacebuilding work for more than two decades. He holds an MA in Political Science, Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies from Marburg University/Germany. With work experience in several dozen countries, Bjoern is a highly experienced development worker and a passionate peacebuilding practitioner. To learn more about his professional life, click here.
Bjoern is also a father of three amazing children, a husband to an equally amazing wife, an outdoor enthusiast, a book lover, a photographer, a kitchen wizard and passionate chef, a thankful cancer survivor and a very active above-the-knee amputee. He recently started The Active Amputee, a resource page for amputees and their families. To learn more about his disability rights activism, click here.
Bryn has a background in establishing and managing community organisations, and has worked on peacebuilding and peace research since 2000. This has been primarily with communities in East and Central Africa, ranging from programmes to address live conflicts, to initiatives tackling abuses of power that are the seed for future violence. He holds a PhD on the relationship between peace and justice, which you can download here.
He has a beautiful family with two boys and lives in an intentional farming community in Herefordshire, where he has a particular interest in green energy, the natural environment, and looking after the cows. When he gets the chance he enjoys running amongst hills and along coasts, sea kayaking, and exploring wild places.