Dr. Webster Zambara
Dr. Webster Zambara is a Senior Project Leader of Peacebuilding Interventions at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR), Cape Town, South Africa. He is a peace and development specialist with over 20 years of experience in human rights; non-violent conflict transformation; prevention of armed conflict and post-conflict recovery; mediation; justice and reconciliation; and, systemic peacebuilding with a bias towards building the capacity of key community, national and inter-governmental actors to work for development by constructively transforming conflicts through dialogue. Dr. Zambara was taught and mentored by Prof. Johan Galtung, one of the principal founders of peace studies.
Dr. Zambara’s workshops and interventions are renowned for infusing traditional African ethics and values of Ubuntu to creatively find peaceful solutions to conflicts. He is a member of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zimbabwe Team of Experts advising the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. He is also a lead facilitator for Alternative to Violence Project (AVP) workshops.