Our Team

Charles Wratto

President & Founder

Charles Wratto is an accomplished research scientist with years of experience in conflict analysis, systemic peace-building, and post-war recovery.

He holds a BSc in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Igbinedion University Nigeria, and an MA in Crisis and Conflict Management from Babes-Bolyai University Romania, where he received his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Nina Popanton

Country Director - Austria

Nina specializes in translation and cross-cultural communication. She is an innovative, ambitious and result-oriented humanitarian and development practitioner, with expertise in program and project management.

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Jarry Blie

Country Director - Liberia

Jarry obtained his Bachelors degree from the United Methodist University in Liberia, where he studied Management and Marketing, with a minor in the English language. He is a professional musician with years of experience in composition, production and vocal pedagogy. He worked as a producer at Markalia Audio Studio in Koala Ghana, and Fredyma Studio in Accra, Ghana.

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Emmanuel Adameh

Country Director - Nigeria

Emmanuel obtained his Bachelors in Biochemistry from the Federal Polytechnic Damaturu and a Post Graduate degree in Education from the National Teachers’ Institute in Kaduna, Nigeria.

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Mbodeno Samaki

Program Coordinator

Samaki is a divergent engineer with a demonstrated field and international experience applied to the context of humanitarian intervention. He is skilled in the design and implementation of youth empowerment programs that are keen on addressing the developmental and post-war challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Angel Popanton

Director, Youth Projects

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Rachael Okoro

Field Supervisor

Racheal Okoro obtained her bachelor’s degree in French and Translation from the University of Calabar and a Post Graduate Degree in Education from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She is a Counsellor and a French instructor, with extensive research experience.

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Alexandru Bulgaru

Design Manager

Alexandru is a 2D and 3D graphics Artist, with a BSc from the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca, Romania, where he worked as a Jewelry designer. Alexandru 
underwent a six-month professional course at the School of Design (Ecole Superieure d’Art et Design de Saint-Etienne) in Loire, France. In 2012.

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Corinna Heinzmann

Communication and Dissemination Coordinator

Corinna holds a BSc in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the University of Vienna. She works as a communication specialist using social media and online platforms to promote CPVP’s visibility to a broader audience across civil societies.

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Obiavel Abigo

Legal Consultant

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Ellen Altraide

Legal Consultant

As a consultant, she provides policy input and advice appropriate measures to enhance CPVP’s works in conflict and post-conflict areas. She is currently based in Lagos, Nigeria, working as a legal advisor and data analysis at Data Science Technology Limited.

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Zoe Kelley

Content Developer

She has worked with migrants and refugees from over fifteen countries and is currently continuing her work with the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) in Bosnia & Herzegovina, while conducting collaborative research on the post-war Sephardic Jewish community.

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Board of Advisors

Dr. Christian Radu Chereji

Dr. Christian Radu Chereji, is the Director of the Conflict Studies Center in Cluj Napoca, Romania. He is an accredited Mediator, a Consultant, and a System Developer with more than 20 years of continuous national and international experience in ADR and Conflict Management Systems.

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