Dr. Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka has been working on conflict transformation and peacebuilding for nearly 20 years as practitioner, researcher, lecturer as well as Deputy Head of Division at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), most recently focusing on inclusive peacebuilding, recovery and reconstruction in the MENA region as well as Afghanistan. From 2005 to 2012, Ulrike was Deputy Director of the Sri Lanka Project of Berghof Foundation and supported the Mediation and Peace Infrastructure Programme.

Ulrike helped shaping the concept of Infrastructures for Peace and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, investigating the role of the peace secretariats in Sri Lanka’s peace process and their contribution to conflict transformation. Ulrike is currently on leave from BMZ and consulting for a variety of agencies with a focus on the political economy of reconstruction and peacebuilding as well as inclusive peace processes.

A Double Challenge for Peacebuilders: Exploring the Vicious Circle of Corruption and Conflict

Virtual Session 22Relate

This session will explore the complex system of corruption and violent conflict and identify opportunities for peacebuilders to address the conflict-corruption system and support anti-corruption measures.

Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka has been working on conflict transformation and peacebuilding for nearly 20 years as practitioner, researcher, lecturer as well as Deputy Head of Division at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), most recently focusing on inclusive peacebuilding, recovery and reconstruction in the MENA region as well as Afghanistan. From 2005 to 2012, Ulrike was Deputy Director of the Sri Lanka Project of Berghof Foundation and supported the Mediation and Peace Infrastructure Programme.

Ulrike helped shaping the concept of Infrastructures for Peace and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, investigating the role of the peace secretariats in Sri Lanka’s peace process and their contribution to conflict transformation. Ulrike is currently on leave from BMZ and consulting for a variety of agencies with a focus on the political economy of reconstruction and peacebuilding as well as inclusive peace processes.

A Double Challenge for Peacebuilders: Exploring the Vicious Circle of Corruption and Conflict

Virtual Session 22Relate

This session will explore the complex system of corruption and violent conflict and identify opportunities for peacebuilders to address the conflict-corruption system and support anti-corruption measures.

The FriEnt Peacebuilding Forum is a series of events on current and overarching challenges and trends in peacebuilding. With the Peacebuilding Forum, we want to provide future-oriented impulses for the development of peacebuilding and strengthen the visibility and importance of the policy field in its entirety.

Kontakt

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und Entwicklung (FriEnt)
c/o GIZ

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53113 Bonn