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Jan Jenner

Director of Practice and Training Institute, Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, EMU Jan Jenner directs the Practice & Training Institute of CJP . She formerly served as co-country representative for seven years with Mennonite Central Committee in Kenya. Ms. Jenner is co-author of When You are the Peacebuilder: Stories and Reflections on Peacebuilding from Africa.

Sowing Peace via Women Across the South Pacific

As is true around the world, women in the Pacific Islands are often leaders in organizations that can contribute to peace, yet they tend to work in unsupported and invisible roles. The Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding aims to inspire, educate and create a needed safe space for women to dialogue, gain support and develop action ...More

Defying dangers, African women take leadership roles

  It was a quiet Wednesday on June 19, just five days past the closing session of the 2013 Summer Peacebuilding Institute, when word came of an organized attack on the United Nations Development Programme office in Mogadishu, Somalia. Jan Jenner, MA ’99, director of the Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program at CJP, immediately typed these ...More

Trauma Awareness Is Key Factor in Peacebuilding

As with so many aspects of U.S. society and culture, the disaster relief community has its clear “pre-” and “post-9/11” periods. Back in the pre-days, the mentality and capabilities of organizations like FEMA and the Red Cross revolved around the physical needs of disaster victims: food, shelter and clothing. Within days of entering post-era, it ...More

Dekha Ibrahim Abdi: Peacebuilder, Colleague, Friend

In July of this year, Africa lost one of its premier peacebuilders in a tragic car accident in Kenya. While Dekha Ibrahim Abdi’s passing is a loss to peace efforts in Africa and around the globe, it’s also a loss to me. I lost a friend and mentor. Where do I begin to write about ...More

What Future for Kenya?

In recent years, Kenya looked as if it were going to be among those African countries in the forefront of finding their way toward national unity and social equity, with peace and prosperity as the ultimate outcomes. Kenya’s peace was fragile, however, mostly because its economic gains were unequally distributed. When the violence erupted last ...More

Peace Spreading in South Sudan

EMU’s trainers play supporting roles This April CJP, under contract with Catholic Relief Services-Sudan Program, will wrap up nine months of “Leadership in Peacebuilding” training in South Sudan in which men and women representing various constituencies in the region – including the government, military, and ethnic communities – were brought together for an intense, in-depth ...More