Dr. Webster Zambara is the Senior Project Leader in the Justice and Peacebuilding Programme. By combining theory and practice, he is a facilitator, trainer, researcher and advisor in the following areas: justice and reconciliation; conflict transformation; mediation; non-violence; peacebuilding; human rights; project monitoring and evaluation. He holds a PhD in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and has written, published and presented papers at international conferences and seminars in these key areas.
Taught and mentored by Professor Johan Galtung, the principal founder of Conflict and Peace studies, Dr. Zambara remains dedicated to developing the capacity of local, national and international actors to resolve conflicts creatively to promote positive peace. He has done peace and development work in more than 15 countries across Africa.
Dr. Zambara frequently writes opinion pieces in newspapers, and also participates in media interviews, debates as well as high-level analyses of the political developments in Africa. He is also a guest lecturer at University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University, as well as a PhD examiner at Durban University of Technology. Dr. Zambara’s workshops and interventions are renowned for infusing traditional African ethics and values of Ubuntu to creatively find peaceful solutions to conflicts.
- UNDP Team of Experts advising the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission in Zimbabwe
- Transformation Research Unit – Department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University
- Lead Facilitator – Alternative to Violence Project (AVP)