Andreas Sihotang

Peacebuilding Specialist, World Vision Indonesia

Andreas is a practitioner, researcher, facilitator, and trainer in the area of international development, peacebuilding and social accountability with more than 15 years of experience.

Andreas is responsible for providing technical assistance to ensure the integration of peacebuilding into World Vision Indonesia’s ministry through relief, transformational development, and advocacy. Peacebuilding integration aims to ensure that the programs will do no harm, strengthen local capacities (including capacities for peace), prevent and reduce violent conflict and violence in all its forms, and build sustainable peace through transformation of attitudes, behaviors, relationships, structures, and cultures. As a child-focus organization, World Vision Indonesia ensures that children are actively involved as agents of change and agents of peace, including peace education in schools.

He holds master degree in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in Peacebuilding and Development, from the Center for Justice and Peace (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia, US. He also graduated from Institut Teknologi Bandung with a major in Mining Engineering, with a concentration in Extractive Metalurgy.