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Looking beyond the two sides of the coin

Hassan Ismail

Event: Geneva Peace Talks 2017
Location: Palais des Nations, Room XIX
Date: 21/09/2017

Hassan Ismail is the focal person for Interpeace’s Kenya Programme in Mandera County. In the Geneva Peace Talks 2017, Hassan talked about his life journey experiencing clan conflict in his childhood, becoming a teacher and now working as a peacebuilder. Hassan invited viewers to look beyond the two sides of the coin and looking at the third side to learn to trust each other, particularly in areas of conflict in order to build peace in our communities.

Geneva Peace Talks 2017. Recorded at the Palais des Nations on September 21, 2017.

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Hassan Ismail

Hassan is the focal person for Interpeace’s Kenya Program and currently leading the nascent Mandera pilot peacebuilding program. He has over 18 years of experience working in Northern Kenya, Somalia and Nairobi. He has, over this period, worked with Oxfam Québec, GENCAD International, Islamic Relief Worldwide, the Kenya Red Cross, the Kenya Teachers Service Commission, and as an independent consultant for various UN agencies, INGOS and regional bodies. Born and raised in North Eastern Kenya, Hassan holds an MA in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding. He is close to finalizing a PhD in Leadership and Governance and is an active member of the Kenya Red Cross’ National Disaster Response Team.