Conflict-Sensitive Programming

Who are we?

This page presents the members and associates of the network for conflict-sensitive programming. Through a brief description of their capacities, the variety of skills and experiences within the network is meant to be highlighted.

Consultants for Conflict-Sensitive Project Planning:
Background and Personal Information

Dr. Rolf Grafe

Rolf Grafe is a German national with a masters degree in Geography and a doctor title in Natural Sciences. During the last fifteen years, he has gained extensive work experience in Africa, in the Middle East and in South Asia. Following several years of work on environmental conservation in Sudan, he established the "Local Capacities for Peace Project in the Horn of Africa", which became the nucleus for a number of like-minded consultants and development workers in East Africa. Currently, he is working as an independent consultant based both in Germany and in Qatar.

Dr. Rolf Grafe

Version: 12/2018 (PDF; 156 KB; 5 pages) download: CV Rolf Grafe English

Version: 12/2018 (PDF; 156 KB; 5 pages) download: CV Rolf Grafe French

Halima Shuria

Halima Shuria is the director of a consultancy company based in Nairobi. After several years of development work among pastoralist communities in Kenya, she committed herself to conflict-sensitive programming, to peace-building and reconciliation. Due to her particular mediation skills and to her knowledge of the Somali language, she has recently become specifically involved in efforts to promote peace and to apply conflict-sensitive approaches in Somalia.

Halima Shuria

soon available: CV Halima Shuria

John Okanga

John Okanga is an economist from the Western parts of Kenya, where he gained extensive experience with participatory approaches in community development. Inspired by the challenges of working in a situation of ethnic divisions, he first became a "Do No Harm" trainer and then enrolled in a masters programme on Peace-Building and Conflict Transformation. After many years with local development and consultancy organizations, he used the "Do No Harm" approach in the informal settlements of Nairobi and in programmes countering violent extremism. Currently he works as the Chief Executive Officer of Taabco Consultants.

John Okanga

Version: 06/2017 (PDF; 43 KB; 3 pages) download: CV John Okanga

Naglaa Elhag

Naglaa Elhag is a Dutch national of Sudanese origin. She holds a bachelor degree in psychology and successfully completed a masters in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies. After almost ten years as programme officer for a Dutch peace organization, during which time she promoted the "Do No Harm" concept among agencies working in the Middle East, she had taken up the responsibility for the capacity-building programme of a Dutch development organization in South Sudan. Following several years as regional director of War Child UK for Iraq and Jordan, she is now the Head of the International Development Department at the Qatar Red Crescent Society.

Naglaa Elhag

Version: 09/2016 (PDF; 51 KB; 4 pages) download: CV Naglaa Elhag