Arlene Audergon (Ph.D.)
Arlene Audergon (Ph.D.), co-founder of CFOR, is interested in the role of awareness and consciousness in individual and collective change, such that individuals, organisations and whole communities can access their innate capacity to go beneath polarities, support diversity and find creative solutions to societal problems, and for post-war conflict resolution and violence prevention.
Arlene is author of The War Hotel: Psychological Dynamics in Violent Conflict, Wiley -Blackwell 2005; ‘Daring to Dream’, in Hart B (Ed.) Trauma and Peace-building, University Press of America 2007; ‘Transforming Conflict into Community, chapter in Psychotherapy and Politics, Totton, (Ed.), Open University Press 2005; and has also published several articles in the areas of Collective Trauma, Conflict Resolution, Process Work, Mental Health, and Theatre. Arlene has also developed methods of applying Process Work to theatre. She co-directed and co-devised SPIRIT with Improbable Theatre, (Royal Court theatre and festivals internationally), and has worked with actors, musicians, opera singers, improvisers, puppeteers, directors and writers in LA and London. Arlene teaches Process Work in the UK (RSPOPUK) and internationally, supervises faculty and students, and enjoys a private practice in London.
Programme Coordination Rwanda, Kigali Office
Innocent Musore born in DRC is a Peace and development activist in Rwanda and the Great lakes, He is Co-founder of Global Ecovillage-Rwanda and Great Lakes. Innocent is implementing the programme ‘Beyond Conflict’ in Rwanda and the Great Lakes in partnership with CFOR. His long term vision is to promote peace, reconciliation, violence prevention, and healing the past in affected communities in Rwanda and the Great Lakes, and to contribute to conflict transformation and international relations.
He has experience in facilitating, coordinating workshops and training in the field of reconciliation, conflict transformation and community recovery. He and his wife and 3 children live in Rwanda. He would like to contribute to healing the past, especially the effects of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and its legacy in the Great Lakes region.
Peace-building Programme Coordinator
Tajana Vlaisavljević obtained the titles MA in Pedagogy and M.Ed. in the Croatian language and literature from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.
She has also completed her M.Phil. in International Peace Studies Programme at Trinity College Dublin, with a dissertation on reconstruction of education in post-conflict countries.
She holds a QTS, and has worked in the education system for years, in various roles, both in Croatia and abroad. She has also volunteered and worked for local NGOs (in a broad range of areas, such as gender equality, LGBTIQ rights and the rights of refugees and migrants) and in international organisations including Amnesty International and Oxfam.
Tajana is coordinating CFOR`s programmes and training courses, both in UK and abroad.
Priyanka Tiwari graduated from University College London with a MA in Human Rights with a dissertation on forced menstrual isolation in the far western development region of Nepal. Her areas of interest include refugee rights and protection as well as conflict resolution. Prior to this, she completed a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Delhi.
She has experience of working in development organizations and charities in Nepal and abroad and was formerly a panelist on the UN Youth Advisory Panel, Nepal. She also has experience of doing research work in a think tank and working on training programs for social protection and equality. She hopes to work in rural development and conflict resolution in the future.
Taaiba Khawaja is on her placement year at CFOR, intercalated with her studies for a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. Her studies so far have led her to want an insight into the various ways in which history, among other factors, manifests itself in the sometimes, violent present and how violence and its impacts can be mitigated and prevented.
Outside her studies, Taaiba has experience of working on various projects including heading one to provide SMART technologies to a school in Pakistan, after it was attacked during a period of violence in 2014. She has also had the opportunity, to speak on various platforms, notably at the International Peace Conference in the Houses of Parliament.
In the future, Taaiba is hoping to study for an MA and work with IGOs, and NGOs in the areas of international development and collective security.