Cinta Depondt

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School Trainer: “NVC and Dialogue.”

Candidate for a certified trainer in nonviolent communication.
Programme Manager (Netherlands)

Since 2005, Cinta Depondt has been involved in projects aimed at rapprochement and establishing mutual understanding between people in societies split by conflict. Together with the partners, she developed, implemented and managed projects focused on dialogue.

Her work included, for the most part, formation, support and facilitation of the dialogue process between representatives of split communities, mainly in the context of the Nagorno—Karabakh, Georgian—Ossetian and Abkhaz-Georgian conflicts. At PAX, where Cinta has been working since 2009, she plays a key role in the process of gathering and sharing knowledge and experience concerning dialogue facilitation and mediation.

She’s conducted a number of workshops on this subject, seminars on strategic planning and developing projects in the field of peacemaking, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
For several years Cinta has been working in the South Caucasus on developing local potential to facilitate dialogue. There was also a number of projects dedicated to problems of remembrance and working with the past through exchange of personal stories between people.

In 2014, Cinta learned about nonviolent communication and recognized many elements of dialogue facilitation in it, which she had already practiced. At the same time, in this method she discovered ways to deepen and strengthen the dialogue process in which she participated. Since then, she’s been spreading NVC in the Netherlands as well as during her work in PAX, particularly under the Peace Engineers School project in Ukraine carried out by PAX in cooperation with Ukrainian Centre for Nonviolent Communication and Reconciliation “Dignity Space.” Cinta studied Russian language, literature and civilization (and Georgian as a second foreign language) at the French National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, received a Master’s Degree in Political Science in the Paris Institute of Political Studies where she studied conflict resolution and the post-Soviet states.

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