John Katunga Murhula

Technical Advisor for Peacebuilding and Justice, East Africa Region, Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

April 2011: John recently visited EMU and updated us on his work in the East Africa region, especially Sudan. Read more: Sudan as tinderbox and microcosm. Also, watch John’s interview by the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

February 2007: I am delighted to be working for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) as the Technical Advisor for Peacebuilding and Justice in East Africa Region. I am new in this organization, and I cannot say I fully understand its operation systems yet. However, I have heard from the CRS president himself that peacebuilding is among the top three priorities of the Agency today. And apparently it will remain so for the coming 10 years!

I returned to Nairobi, Kenya, in October 2006 after making my presentation on Minerals, Forests and Conflict in the Congo at the Woodrow Wilson Int’l Center for Scholars before I left Washington, D.C. (The presentation seemed to have been well received.)