Gabrielle "Gabs" Aziza Sagaral is a Project Officer with Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD), an international non-governmental organization working on nonviolent conflict transformation in several countries, including the Philippines. Based in Davao City, Gabs leads the development and implementation of an initiative engaging higher education institutions to integrate fundamental concepts of peace and conflict within the curricula of political science and the advancement of peace education in teacher education. She provides technical assistance to media educators to promote and employ conflict-sensitive methodologies in journalism. For over ten years, Gabs has been engaged in peacebuilding and sustainable development work. She started as a volunteer and then as a project officer with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute. She has worked alongside different indigenous peoples in the region by providing capacity building on community-based media through iEmergence Inc. Gabs graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the Ateneo de Davao University. She is an alumna of MPI and one of 23 alumni who are part of MPI’s Grassroots Peacebuilding Mentors Program.
Course for 2020: Fundamentals of Peacebuilding (FPB)