Raj Bhari has worked in social cohesion, conflict transformation and peace building in the UK and internationally (Middle East and North Africa), for over twenty years. As well as designing and co-delivering large scale social cohesion programmes, Raj has a strong skill set in mentoring and supporting community facing leaders and peacebuilders, operating in extremely challenging and hostile environments.
Raj has worked as a senior advisor to UK Government departments and local authorities, where he contributed to the development of the national community cohesion, conflict resolution and community engagement agendas. This work primarily focused on improving relations between divided communities. Raj currently holds the position of senior peacebuilding advisor with the Peaceful Change initiative.
He also has extensive experience in participatory arts in peace building and teaches Cultural Mediation on the Applied Theatre: Drama in Educational, Community & Social Contexts MA programme at Goldsmiths University, London.