Jeannine Suurmond has supported state and civil society-led peacemaking and peacebuilding efforts in more than ten countries during the last thirteen years. She is a Certified Trainer with CNVC and has provided NVC trainings on healing, mediation, and reconciliation for various organizations in Nepal and Cambodia, including the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal, the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies of Tribhuvan University; and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, where she is currently based, as Senior Learning and Innovation Officer for SeeD, Jeannine contributes to data-and demand-driven approaches to peacebuilding.
From 2011 to 2016, Jeannine worked for GIZ in Nepal, advising the Nepal government on peacebuilding and running ex-combatant integration, reconciliation, and community mediation programs together with the NGO Pro Public. She initiated and supported NVC trainings on reconciliation and restorative justice for ex-combatants, war victims, and government officials; and onpost-earthquake healing from trauma for psychosocial counselors and mediators working in earthquake-affected districts.
Prior to this, she worked for Kreddha: the International Peace Council for States, Peoples and Minorities, providing mediation support for track 1 and 2 intra-state peace processes in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Jeannine enjoys collaborating with researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers towards a world we all would enjoy more to live in.