Conflict Transformation Research
Katrin Planta is a project manager in Berghof's programme on Conflict Transformation Research and for the project Peaceful Coexistence? – “Traditional” and “non-traditional” conflict resolution mechanisms. This project analyses the characteristics and patterns of coexistence between state-based and/or non-traditional conflict resolution mechanisms on one hand and community-based, traditional conflict resolution mechanisms on the other, and examines the effect that such coexistence has on conflict settlement processes and outcomes.
Katrin joined Berghof in 2009, first as a project officer in the Berghof Foundation's Resistance and Liberation Movements in Transition project, then as a project manager in the Agents of Change for Inclusive Conflict Transformation and the Dialogue, Mediation & Peace Support Structures programme. In 2012/13, she served as an interim coordinator of the Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation.
Katrin graduated in Social Science from Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster, Germany, and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Lille, France, and holds an MA in Conflict Resolution from the University of Bradford, UK. She is a PhD candidate at Free University Berlin and is writing her dissertation on the role of ex-combatants' associations for peacebuilding with Colombia as a case study.