Babu Ayindo

Babu Ayindo

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Consultant in the design and facilitation of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes

July 2007: I am currently functioning as an independent consultant in the design and facilitation of conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes; as a researcher and trainer in arts, peace education and development communication; and in program evaluation and development with various organizations.

In the recent past, I served as Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Dag Hammarskjöld Peace Centre at Mindolo Ecumenical Foundation, Zambia. As well, I served as adjunct faculty at the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University (USA); Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (Philippines); the National Youth JustPeace Camp (Fiji Islands) and the Peacebuilding and Development Institute of The American University (Washington, DC). Most of this work has involved applying “arts approaches” in peacebuilding in various parts of the world.

Working with other CJP alumni in this field has also taken me to Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Sudan, Mozambique, various parts of Europe, Korea and Fiji Islands.

I co-authored (with Jan Jenner and Sam Gbyadee Doe) the acclaimed, When You Are the Peacebuilder, as well as publishing several articles on arts, peace and politics. My recent article “Arts Approaches to Peace: Playing Our Way to Transcendence” will be published in the forthcoming book Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies edited by Prof Barry Hart of CJP.

Because my wife Miriam and I firmly believe that genuine and sustainable justpeace begins when people have access to quality food, I spend half my time joining Miriam in organic farming. We have three children Biko, Sankara and Che — who join in the farming when they have time along with school!