Regula Gattiker (Regula)
Regula Gattiker works as Senior Advisor in Conflict Transformation for Helvetas since 2015. She has gained multi-country work experience in development since 2000 and has dedicated herself to conflict transformation, conflict sensitivity and culture since 2003. Regula studied Political Science, English Literature, International Public Law, Arts Management and Mediation. Regula is a creative professional with a strong zest to combine arts and peacebuilding, and a sound background in experiential peace education. She works as an advisor and trainer on a variety of topics in the area conflict transformation and is particularly experienced in supporting teams to find tailor-made solutions to challenges in complex environments. Regula is convinced that the arts have a great potential to boost social change and that through the arts, different audiences that otherwise could not be reached can be motivated to deal with socio-political questions. From 2012-2015, she realized the project “Les voy a contar la historia” with displaced farmers in Colombia, with her own association Connact, in partnership with the Chasquis Foundation (Colombia). Within Helvetas, she promotes the arts as a motor for conflict transformation (and development) and has conceptualised projects in the area for Myanmar. She plans to expand this work to other regions of the world soon. Regula delivers trainings on conflict-sensitive arts practice at Zurich University of the Arts in the frame of the CAS on arts & development, is regularly invited as a speaker to conferences and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Swiss Peacebuilding Platform. Having already participated in SEAD II, Regula is highly motivated to continuing fostering linkages between the arts world and the development world and deepening her learning through this new process.