Who We Are


We explore technologies to enhance the impact of peacebuilding initiatives.

How can information and communications technologies, games, networking platforms and other technology tools enhance the impact of peacebuilding activities?

Build Peace brings together local and international thought-leaders and activists to re-think approaches.

How can we better approach early warning and crisis response, attitude and behavior change, collaboration, dialogue, and policy advocacy?

We believe that broadening participation can shape the future of peacebuilding.

Technology tools, arts-based approaches and participatory research can all shift the balance of power, allowing peacebuilders to challenge prevalent narratives & identities.

Meet the Team

Rogrigo Davies

Rodrigo Davies

Co-Organizer

Rodrigo is a co-director at Build Up and Head of Product at Neighborly.

Michaela Ledesma

Michaela Ledesma

Co-Organizer

Michaela is a peacebuilding specialist and co-director at Build Up.

Helena Puig Larrauri

Helena Puig Larrauri

Co-Organizer

Helena is a peacebuilding practitioner and co-director at Build Up.

Jennifer Gaskell

Jennifer Gaskell

Co-Organizer

Jennifer is a researcher and co-director at Build Up.

Kate Mytty

Kate Mytty

Team Member
Kate is a community builder who previously ran MIT’s IDEAS Global Challenge.

Nathalie Bittar

Nathalie Bittar

Team Member
Nathalie is an interactive consultant and director of Blue Nile Lotus.

Jacob Lefton

Jacob Lefton

Team Member
Jacob is an artist, community organizer and associate at Build Up.

Ellada Evangelou

Ellada Evangelou

Team Member
Ellada is a dramaturg and a community organizer.

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Julie Hawke

Team Member
Julie is a practitioner who engages youth in peacebuilding and civic processes.

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Sanjana Hattotuwa

Advisor
Sanjana is a Special Advisor at the ICT4Peace Foundation and Founding Editor of Groundviews.

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Claudia Meier

Team Member
Claudia is a peacebuilder with a passion for photography, facilitation and graphic recording.

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Natascha Gonzalez-Pearson

Team Member
Natascha strives to nurture people and projects, with special interests in education, youth and peacebuilding.

Anna Hofmann

Team Member
Anna has her own Event Management Company and is Director, Events and Logistics of ICT4Peace.

Regina Surber

Team Member
Regina is a recent graduate in Political Philosophy and conference coordinator at ICT4Peace.

Daniel Stauffacher

Team Member
Daniel is President of the ICT4Peace Foundation.