• 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. My latest project involves audio streaming on a Raspberry Pi one-board Linux based computer for a deep listening experiment.

  • Africa, Asia, & Pacific experience

    Sibongile, my Swazi sister in Ludze Ludze, Swaziland

    Africa experience in the following countries:

    Botswana, Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Somaliland, 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, Japan, Lao PDR, Philippines, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam 

Peacebuilding Global Consulting

Jonathan (Jon) Rudy

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 30 years experience in Africa and Asia facilitating strategic peacebuilding, human security 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 https://peacebuildingglobal.wordpress.com/