Team

Dr Sebastian Relitz 

Founder & Director 

relitz@opencorridors.de 

 

Sebastian is a peacebuilding expert with a Ph.D. on conflict resolution in the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. He is passionate about developing and implementing impactful dialogue and confidence building processes. Sebastian has sound experience in consulting international organisations on peacebuilding and security related questions. 

 

Liana Vahanyan

Communications and Outreach,

Local Project Coordinator

vahanyan@opencorridors.de

 

Liana is a Corridors alumna. She has a background in strong background in communications, project coordination, grant acquisition and fundraising, and youth development. She is passionate about youth empowerment and public participation, peacebuilding, and non-formal and inclusive education.

 

Felip Daza Sierra

Associate

felip.daza@gmail.com

 

Felip is a researcher and practitioner on the field of peacebuilding, human security and nonviolent civil resistance. He has more than 15 years' experience working in conflict-affected areas in the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe and South Caucasus regions. Felip is also an educational expert and senior consultant for UN and Universities such as Sciences Po Paris.


Lela Gachechiladze

Financial Manager

gachechiladze@opencorridors.de

 

Lela is the operations and financial management expert and holds an MBA degree in Development Economics and International Development. She has more than twenty years of experience in main programming, financial, procurement, grants management, administrative, and decision-making processes of the international donor programs, as well as local rules and procedures.

Salome Bakashvili

Peace Camp Manager

bakashvili@opencorridors.de

 

Salome has extensive experience in community development and has contributed significantly to peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts. Her expertise extends to both the South Caucasus region and international contexts, reflecting a versatile skill set and a commitment to fostering positive change.



Background Information

Corridors - Dialogue through Cooperation is a German peacebuilding NGO. Since 2016, the organisation evolved from research and project work at the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Corridor's conceptual and thematic approach is thus strongly rooted in intensive academic analysis of the challenges and opportunities for civil society conflict transformation and dialogue promotion. In 2019, Corridors was finally established as a non-profit organisation in Berlin and has since evolved into one of Germany's leading peacebuilding NGOs in the South Caucasus and Eastern Europe.   


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