Who We Are

GISELLE HUAMANI OBER, MA
DIALOGUE & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Giselle is a conflict resolution specialist who joined the OCG team in 2008. She has over 17 years of experience working in the conflict transformation field; living and working in Guatemala, Bolivia, Peru and the USA, and consulting for international and local organizations operating in war-torn societies in Eastern Europe, Northern Ireland, South Asia and Africa. She has developed public policies, system and process design, conflict resolution programs, and facilitated several multi-stakeholder processes around inter-ethnic relations, development, land, water, and socio-environmental conflicts. She has published research on the conflict management system to handle socio-environmental conflicts related to the extractive industries in Peru.

Currently, Giselle teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), the Jesuit University of Antonio Ruiz de Montoya (UARM), the Universidad de Chile and lectures at the Andean Jurist Commission (CAJ). Giselle has been part of the international delegations to study the Kenyan post-crisis peace building processes, and is a member of the Regional Democratic Dialogue and Learning/UNDP and the Conflict Transformation Collaborative/CTC. She has been featured in media documentaries related to the Kenyan peace process, peace building tools, experts exchange meeting on Mexico’s violence, and peace policies in Peru.

As a member of the OCG team, Giselle is the lead specialist for the analysis and management of conflict, and provides both extensive training in this area for company teams as well as coaching for senior and mid-management in dealing with and transforming conflict. Giselle led the field component of the Marlin Mine Human Rights Assessment in Guatemala, and has undertaken numerous conflict assessments for exploration projects in South America. She works extensively in the construction of multi-stakeholder and dialogue processes, and trains companies, communities and other stakeholders to participate in these processes.

Giselle possesses a Masters degree in Political Science and did graduate work towards a Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University, USA.