Patrick Hajayandi works at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation as the Senior Project Leader for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Rostov State University in Russia. He has worked a lecturer at the National School of Administration in Bujumbura-Burundi and as a Consultant and Researcher for Transitional Demobilization and Reintegration Program (TDRP) of the World Bank. At the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Hajayandi’s main project for the Great Lakes Region is to contribute to developing young people’s leadership and ownership for peacebuilding processes in a context of regional reconciliation. His publications focus on conflict transformation, peacebuilding, electoral processes and transitional justice.