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Sanjana Hattotuwa

Special Advisor, ICT4Peace Foundation

Sanjana read English at the University of Delhi, India and as a Rotary World Peace Fellow, was awarded an Advanced Masters in Conflict Resolution and International Relations from the University of Queensland, Brisbane with a Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement. He is currently reading for his PhD at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand.

As a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka, he oversees the work of the Centre’s pioneering Civic Media Unit. Since 2006, Sanjana is a Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation based in Geneva, Switzerland. Through the Foundation, Sanjana works to further the use of ICTs in crisis information management and peacekeeping initiatives at the United Nations. As a Fellow of the Centre for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, Sanjana has contributed to the praxis of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), focussing on how web and mobile technologies can strengthen ethno-political conflict transformation.

Sanjana is the founding editor of Groundviews (www.groundviews.org), an award-winning web-based civic media initiative based in Sri Lanka. He regularly contributes to and is quoted widely in leading policy, governance, media and academic publications.