• Peace program mentoring and design

    I have advised programs in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Lao PDR, Philippines, Nepal, Sudan and Vietnam among others in administration and peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Shown here a visit with MP Naheed Farid in the Afghan Parliament.

    I bring all my accumulated life experience to the task of imaging how peace can 'break out.' I am a big picture thinker and generalist having lived fifteen years outside the US, I have a fascination with things technical and the practical 'horse sense' to make things work. All this serves to broaden out peace program design to something connected to all aspects of life.

  • Monitoring and evaluation

    I was a Bantay Ceasefire member investigating breeches in the MILF/GRP ceasefire agreement in Mindanao.

    Field monitoring and program evaluation are critical to my understanding of the theoretical aspects of peacebuilding. I strive to have as much 'field' time as possible, getting into situations where local peacebuilders are trying to make a difference for peace.

  • Conflict transformation education

    Deng Giguiento and I have co-facilitated classes since 2003.

    I have an educator's heart wishing to create a learning environment that values the life experiences of students. I have been shaped by the the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute (MPI) which has been successful since the year 2000 to teach over 1500 peacebuilders in the Asia/Pacific region.

  • Nonviolence strategy and training

    Visitting with Glory Vijaykumar in Tamil Nadu, India

    I hold a firm commitment to nonviolence based the teaching of Jesus through an Anabaptist faith tradition.These values act as a springboard to accessing understanding and truths of other faiths. From this orientation I seek to create a training environment that is active, practical, successful and grounded. 

  • Technical services

    I enjoy operating morse code from my amateur radio station, K3QF.

    With electronics technology training, an interest in amateur radio, computer technologies and solar energy, I am able to provide technical assistance and advice to rural programs challenged with infrastructural constraints.

  • Africa, Asia, & Pacific experience

    Sibongile, my Swazi sister in Ludze Ludze, Swaziland

    Africa experience in the following countries:

    Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Central and Southeast Asia experience in the following countries:

    Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Iran, Lao PDR, Philippines, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam 

Peacebuilding Global Consulting

Jonathan (Jon) Rudy

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Manheim, PA

Jonathan Rudy

Jonathan (Jon) Rudy

Seeking solutions through imagination and creativity, I am a big picture thinker and base my actions and recommendations on restorative practices. I have more than 25 years experience in Africa and Asia facilitating strategic peacebuilding and development from a partner and relational orientation through field assignments, leadership postings and regional levels portfolios. Read more about my work on my blog hosted by the Elizabethtown College Faculty Site.