Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka

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Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka

Ulrike Hopp-Nishanka has 20 years’ experience working on conflict transformation and peacebuilding as a practitioner, researcher and lecturer, as well as Senior Policy Officer at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), most recently focusing on inclusive peacebuilding, recovery and reconstruction in the Middle East and North Africa region as well as Afghanistan. From 2005 to 2012, Ulrike was Deputy Director of the Sri Lanka Project of the Berghof Foundation and supported the Mediation and Peace Infrastructure Programme, shaping the concept of Infrastructures for Peace. Ulrike holds a PhD from the University of Hamburg, investigating the role of the peace secretariats in Sri Lanka’s peace process and their contribution to conflict transformation.