The Value of Cultural Diversity

Conradin "Kwacakworo" Perner

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2013
Location: Palais des Nations
Date: 20/09/2013

Well-known ethnographer “Kwacakworo” depicts his experience in addressing South Sudan’s social unrest. He introduces the idea of valuing cultural diversity in peacebuilding instead of viewing it as an obstacle.

Tags: Arms,  Conflict,  Culture,  Diversity,  Peace,  Respect,  South Sudan,  Switzerland,  Tribal conflict

Conradin "Kwacakworo" Perner


Conradin "Kwacakworo" Perner is a former Professor of French Literature at the University of Kisangani and the University of Khartoum. He spent over 15 years in South Sudan as an ethnographic field-researcher and has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).