Rainer Gude

Peace Process Support Advisor

As part of the Peace Process Support team, Rainer focuses on peace processes, political transitions and national dialogues. His work consists in helping the Inclusive Peace team, and its partners, facilitate, accompany, and nurture homegrown solutions in the countries where Inclusive Peace works.

Previously Rainer was the Executive Coordinator of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform where he worked on the « conversational architecture » of getting Geneva’s various sectors to learn from one another and to collaborate. His team also ran the Geneva Peace Week. Prior to that, Rainer had spent 9 years with Initiatives of Change in various positions, ending with being the Co-Director of Initiatives of Change Switzerland. In those years he gained a lot of experience in facilitating, organising and moderating conferences and managing an international team as well as nurturing a global network.

Rainer grew up in the US, with a German mother and Spanish father. He has a Masters in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Besides English, he speaks German, Spanish, French and Italian. Rainer is based in Nairobi, Kenya.