Akriti BARUAH

Intern

Akriti is pursuing her Masters in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy. Raised in India, Akriti has grown up in a multicultural environment where she gained firsthand experience of the needs and challenges of a developing nation. Her internships at the UNDP and UNICEF, India stimulated her passion towards sustainable development and keen interest in learning about diverse cultures, which further motivated her to become a part of the CD4Peace team.

Gugu Khulile MBHAMALI

Intern

Gugu is currently pursuing a masters’ degree in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance at the University of Padova. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Swiss UMEF University in Geneva. Given her monoethnic background, Gugu is interested in learning more about cultural diversity and human rights issues emanating from cultural practices. Therefore, Gugu decided to join the CD4Peace team.

Anusika VINASITHAMBY

Intern

Anusika is currently completing the final semester of her BA in International Relations at the University of Geneva. The respect of human rights is vital for her because she was born and raised in Switzerland by parents who fled from a violent ethnic conflict. Most importantly, she is very concerned and involved with intercultural dialogue and cultural inclusion. Therefore, she decided to join CD4Peace in their endeavours to embrace cultural diversity.

Quentin BÉROD

Intern

Quentin holds a Master in International Relations from the Université libre de Bruxelles and a Bachelor in Political Sciences from the University of Lausanne. He joined CD4Peace to promote a culture of peace and dialogue and to be involved within the International Geneva. Quentin truly believes in the key role that can play CSOs and NGOs in the research and the conduct of peace.

Serhat YILMAZ

intern

Serhat holds a bachelor’s degree in economic and social history from the University of Geneva since 2018. During his bachelor’s degree, he was interested in the problems of economic and social inequalities. This interest prompted him to focus on the African continent. He therefore chose to continue his training with a Masters in African Studies. Issues of human rights and peace building are subjects of interest to him as well. He found in Cd4Peace the NGO that defended his values.

Sinan UYAN

Junior Officer

Sinan holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lausanne. During his studies, he was particularly interested in international cooperation and the contribution that his personal experience could bring in this field. He joined CD4Peace because it defends the same values of promoting peace and expressions of cultural diversity that he likes.

Vaishnavi SREENIVAS

intern

Vaishnavi is a recent graduate from the University of Edinburgh with an MSc in Religious Studies. She completed her undergraduate education in English Literature from India and wishes to pursue a career in advocacy and research in diversity, social justice and human rights. She is interested in the intersectional approach towards peace building that incorporates cultural diversity and thus joined CD4Peace.