Lebanese American University


2013 program

Johannes Siebert

Johannes Siebert

As an experienced international facilitator and negotiator, Johannes Siebert has worked with national stakeholders in the development and implementation of national peace structures, authentic negotiations processes and local/regional conflict interventions in several countries. He served, in his home country, South Africa, as the director of the National Peace Secretariat (the multi-party body mandated to implement the 1992 National Peace Accord). After 1994, he assisted the Special Presidential Task Force in key intractable conflicts, focusing for example on the demilitarization of militias. In Sri Lanka, Mr. Siebert advised the country’s peace secretariats and facilitated the creation of the multi-party negotiations forum, One Text. In Nepal, he helped set-up the Nepal Transitions to Peace Initiative and has been a key adviser to the Nepali peace process. Mr. Siebert currently provides technical support and expert advice to dialogue and consensus building in Lebanon.

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