Dr Undine Whande: is a Social Anthropologist who has worked as a
practitioner in conflict transformation and social change for the past 14 years. Born in Germany she lived and worked in the SADC region since 1996. She currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa where she works as a Specialist in Organisational Learning for the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR). Undine Whande holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and has published widely. In the often challenging context of political and social transition in post-1994 South Africa, she developed her expertise as a conflict mediator, coach and facilitator in social change processes. She has worked with people from a wide variety of social and economic backgrounds and from different regions of the world. Her approach in accompanying people in their professional and personal development, and growth through conflict and change, is strongly rooted in principles of respect, recognition and valuing each individual biography and life journey.