Simon Fisher is an activist, facilitator, trainer, educator and writer, and has worked with organisations in over 40 countries, supporting many initiatives for dialogue and change. After directing a global education project, he was Oxfam Representative in DRC before co-founding Responding to Conflict in 1991. Out of this experience he co-authored Working with Conflict: Skills and Strategies for Action (Zed, 2000), the precursor of this book.
Vesna Matović is an experienced peacebuilding and conflict transformation specialist with more than 20 years’ experience as a consultant, facilitator, mediator, analyst and trainer on conflict and peace issues. She works with International Alert, leading Peacebuilding Training and Learning programmes in conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, dialogue and mediation.
Bridget Walker’s background is in international development, largely in the NGO sector, including Oxfam GB and Responding to Conflict. Her work has taken her to many countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Southern Caucasus and Former Yugoslavia. From 2005 to 2012 she served on the Board of Christian Aid, and is currently a member of the Advisory Group of Concordis International.
Dylan Mathews is the CEO of Peace Direct and has worked for a range of UK based international development and humanitarian organisations, including Oxfam, Landmine Action, the British Red Cross and Oxford Research Group.