THE CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH IN CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

(CARiCT)

Bridging Research and Practice towards Sustainable Peace

Mission :

The mission of CARiCT is to support through research and research related activities the mission of the Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation which is “To generate progress towards the normalization of positive and lasting peace by working with individuals, groups, communities, civil society and governmental institutions to develop a culture of peace that is embedded in justice, full respect of human rights and non-violence as the norm and a way of life.” The Nordic center offers a credible platform for information-sharing and dialogue.

The Center for Applied Research in Conflict Transformation (CARiCT) specific mission is to engage with groundbreaking multidisciplinary research and mobilize knowledge on issues pertaining to violence and conflicts, and ways to address them. Aligned with the Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation’s philosophy, CARiCT strives to bridge research and practice with the only objective of supporting the development of everyday peace.

CARiCT  Team

ADVISORY BOARD

Noufal AbboudDirector
Noufal Abboud is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Nordic Center for Conflict Transformation (NCCT) and the Director of the Center for Applied Reseach in Conflict Transformation (CARiCT). A native of Morocco as well as a Swedish national, With more than 18 ..
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CAROLE FAUCHER Senior Advisor
Carole Faucher is a social anthropologist currently based in Morocco. Her research focuses on issues pertaining to identity processes, political consciousness, schooling, and emotional
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SORPONG PEOU Advisory Board Member
Sorpong Peou is a Professor of Global Peace and Security Studies, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada. He is also a Member of Eminent
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ROSALIE ADUAYI DIOP Advisory Board Member
Rosalie Aduayi Diop is currently Professor and Director of Studies at the Population, Development and Reproductive Health Institute of the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar.
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MAX JÖNSSON Advisory Board Member
Mr. Max Jönsson is a senior advisor in energy at the Swedish International Development Agency and board member of Levasflor Lda, an FSC-certified forestry company in Mozambique
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CHOLPON OROZOBEKOVA Advisory Board Member
Ms. Cholpon Orozobekova is a conflict analyst and terrorism expert based in Geneva, Switzerland. She is the author of the book Foreign Fighters and International Peace,
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MOHAMMED ELMESKI Advisory Board Member
Mohammed Elmeski is a Senior Policy Advisor in the leadership of educational reform in international development contexts. His most recent positions include Clinical Associate ..
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IRENE TORRES Advisory Board Member
Irene Torres is technical director of Fundacion Octaedro in Ecuador and science policy advisor at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research. She serves as board member of the
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MOHAMED BADINE EL YATTIOUI Advisory Board Member
Dr. Mohamed Badine El Yattioui is an assistant professor of International Affairs and Strategy in the CSGS at the American University in the Emirates. He is also the program director of the Master
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VENKA SIMOVSKA Advisory Board Member
Venka Simovska is Professor in School Development, Learning and Wellbeing at the Danish School of Education (DPU) Aarhus University, in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has extensive experience
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BAHIJA JAMAL Advisory Board Member
Dr. Bahija Jamal is a Law Professor at Hassan II University of Casablanca, Mohammedia Faculty of Law where she is teaching transnational organized crimes (smuggling of migrants and human
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SENIOR RESEARCH AFFILIATES

SÉBASTIEN BOUSSOISSenior Research Affiliate
Sébastien Boussois, Ph.D, is Associate researcher and Policy maker at UQAM in Montreal, ULB in Brussels, and in various organisations involved in Levant and GCC geopolitics. Specialist of
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ALI AIT SI MHAMED Senior Research Affiliate
Ali Ait Si Mhamed, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education in Kazakhstan and an Affiliated Professor and Researcher with the Institute of
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RESEARCH AFFILIATES

DOUGOUKOLO ALPHA OUMAR BA KONARÉ Research Affiliate
Dougoukolo Alpha Oumar Ba Konaré is a clinical psychologist and geopolitician from Mali and France. He is currently researching global Fulani ethnic identity, and reconciliation in Mali
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SHARIN SHAJAHAN NAOMI Research Affiliate
Dr. Sharin Shajahan Naomi is an Assistant professor of Gender Studies at Asian University for Women in Dhaka where she served as the head of core program until September, 2022
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OMAR KAISSI Research Affiliate
Omar Kaissi is a Teaching Fellow in Education at Moray House School of Education and Sport, The University of Edinburgh. He holds a PhD in Education from the University of Manchester.
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EMERIGING RESEARCH AFFILIATES

MARIA JOSÉ CORNEJO Emerging Research Affiliate
Maria José Cornejo has more than 10 years of experience working as a researcher for NGOs, public institutions and international organizations in El Salvador. Her work is mainly on topics dealing
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ISSAM CHERRATEmerging Research Affiliate
Issam is a Chevening scholar holding a Master’s degree in International Politics and Security Studies from the Bradford University and a Certificate in peace from the Hiroshima University,
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OUSSAMA GHAJJOUEmerging Research Affiliate
Oussama is a development practitioner with more than 5 years of experience in project management in the field of local governance, decentralization, citizen participation, and conflict
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ABDUL JALAL Emerging Research Affiliate
Abdul Jalal is an Afghan national, a public policy professional, and a JJ/WBGSP Scholar. He is holding a Master’s degree in International Public Policy (IPP), a second Master’s degree
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