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Janel Galvanek is the Head of the Regional Peace Support Department. Janel has been at the Berghof Foundation for 15 years and was most recently the Head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Unit. Janel had led our engagement in Somalia, supporting mediation and dialogue initiatives among local communities in Hirshabelle and Galmudug States, since its inception in 2015, and has furthered and supported our work in places such as Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and India. Her professional focus includes the concepts of insider mediation and infrastructures for peace, engaging local actors in conflict transformation processes, traditional conflict resolution mechanisms, and climate security.


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