Our work in Asia

A regional overview

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We support inclusive dialogue and transitions that allow peaceful engagement in politics.

The Berghof Foundation carries out a range of activities in Asia, from supporting inclusive dialogue toward peaceful settlements of conflicts, to research on combatants' experiences and support in their transitions toward peaceful political engagement.


Current projects

Past projects

  • From female combatants to post-war democratic leaders
    Using filmmaking as an accessible and evocative research method, female ex-combatants document how they experience reintegration, post-war development and leadership.
  • Incremental inclusivity in peace process design
    This project analyses the incremental inclusion of non-state armed groups and societal actors during different stages of a peace process.
  • Intergenerational dialogues on fighting for justice and peace
    Through participatory research and training, this project fosters intergenerational dialogue between youth and former combatants on peacebuilding and justice in Mindanao, Philippines.
  • Peace Counts
    Peace Counts is a unique combination of peace education and peace journalism. It began as an initiative of journalists who travelled to 30+ conflict regions to report about individuals making peace.
  • Security doctrines in a changing world
    The project aims to foster global South-North exchange and to better reflect global South perspectives in International Relations theory, by providing insights into modes of South-South cooperation.



Team lead

Basir Feda
Head of Unit
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Team members

Hans-Joachim Giessmann
Theresa Breitmaier
Shahir Amin
Omaidullah Stanikzai
Janina Gäde
Homyra Rahnoma


Media contact

Florian Lüdtke
Media and Communications Manager
+49 (0) 177 7052758
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