Country Director, Nigeria
Maji Peterx (PhD) comes with over 20 years' experience in development and humanitarian work. He is an Alternatives to Violence (AVP) Lead Facilitator and facilitates Trauma Consciousness and Resilience and is experienced in Compassionate Connection.
Maji Peterx (PhD) comes with over 20 years’ experience in development and humanitarian work. He is an Alternatives to Violence (AVP) Lead Facilitator and facilitates Trauma Consciousness and Resilience and is very experienced in Compassionate Connection. He has facilitated well over 250 AVP, Trauma, PTVE and other peace promotion related workshops not just in Nigeria but Internationally (US, Guatemala, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, and the UK). He introduced AVP to Kaduna, Kano, Nassarawa and Plateau state and was involved with the project in many other States, all in Nigeria between 2002 and 2006. He introduced Trauma Consciousness and Resilience to several organizations and groups in Nigeria and to the AVP group in South Africa in 2015 and was in the team that trained Facilitators in Trauma Consciousness in Minnesota USA in 2014.
He was the in the team of facilitators that introduced AVP to Liberia in 2013 and he has also facilitated peace building activities in Amman, Jordan. In the last 10 years he is focused on facilitating Prevention and Transforming Violent Extremism (PTVE) activities and training lay counselors as first responders to traumatized persons who are victims and survivors of Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria. Now working on integrating Restorative Justice into PTVE especially around Rehabilitation and Reintegration.
Maji was involved with working with Children that have witnessed Mass Atrocities and thereafter developed content for Psycho Social support and training manual for ‘Working with Children’. Other manuals he developed include Trauma Consciousness and Resilience (TCR) Basic Level, Trauma Consciousness and Resilience (TCR) Advance Level, Forgiveness and Reconciliation (FaR) and Community Cohesion.
He also trains civil society organizations in Nigeria in PTVE focusing on Counter Radicalization, Push and Pull Factor Analysis, Strategic Communication and Counter Narratives and selected Civil Society organizations from Libya in Tunisia.
Maji is a STAR (Strategy for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) practitioner and has taken the first and second level Eye Movement Desensitization and Resilience (EMDR) training.
To contact Maji Peterx, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.