Trainer for Do No Harm, Reflecting on Peace Practice and PM&E
Consultant in international development cooperation - Trainer in peace and conflict work - Activist on issues of social change and the concerns of people with disabilities
After studying political science, cultural anthropology, and comparative religious studies in Marburg/Germany and Johannesburg/South Africa, Björn started focusing on extracurricular youth and adult education as well as international development cooperation. He has many years of work experience in Northern Uganda (2000-2004) and East Timor (2007-2009), has led the Northern Uganda/South Sudan Program of Conciliation Resources in London (2004-2007) complemented by a proven track record as a consultant in a variety of African, Asian and European countries. In addition to his work as a freelance trainer and consultant in human rights, peacebuilding, and conflict transformation work, Björn has repeatedly developed new, web-based training and consulting formats, tested them with organizations worldwide, and made them available for work on the ground.
Björn is the founder and director of The Peacebuilding Practitioner (www.thepeacebuildingpractitioner.org) and the associated The Peacebuilding Practitioner Online School as well as The Active Amputee (www.theactiveamputee.org) and the associated podcast.