Sarah Duschka works in the Africa Programme supporting mediation initiatives aimed at fostering conflict resolution, peaceful socio-political transformation and strengthened security mechanisms in the Horn of Africa and in Ethiopia.
Before joining the Berghof Foundation, she worked for almost two years as Project and Communication Officer for the NGO Uganda Refugee and Disaster Management Council (URDMC) in rural Northern Uganda managing different programs with South Sudanese refugees. Earlier, she had worked with Lettre International in Berlin and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES), department for Global Policy and Development in the UN liaison office in Geneva. Since 2013, she is an active executive board member of Momotombo e.V., a young NGO, which provides physiotherapeutic and psychological support to children with disabilities in Nicaragua.
Sarah Duschka completed her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Society as well as Latin and Ancient American Studies in Bonn and Madrid. She further holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London. She is fluent in German, English and Spanish, has good knowledge of French and basic knowledge of Portuguese.