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This is a collaborative project of three MA students in Communication for Development at Malmö University. As a part of the „New Media, ICT and Development” course group assignment, our focus is to explore the growing role of ICT and partcipatory media in peacebuilding and post-conflict dialogue. Thanks to the development of the new media, this exciting field of communication for social change gives us the opportunity to reflect on reconciliation processes from both, regional and transnational perspective, but also to discuss participatory approaches to conflicts of different origins.
Queen Lubanguka holds a master degree in psychology. Specialised in psychooncology and chronic diseases, she is currently working in a French hospital. Apart from studies at Malmö University, she is also pursuing a Master’s programme in social and organisational psychology with a focus on communication and HR management.
Tanja Westerhold holds a bachelor in Spanish Philology and Political Science. Besides completing her Master at Malmö University, she is co-founder of the start-up “tivity” which deals with social and sustainable tourism on the Canary Islands. There, she is responsible for the international communication and marketing.
Regarding the project Connected4Peacebuilding: Tanja gathered experiences with reconciliation processes during her studies and participations in different projects in Nicaragua and Brazil.