Portrait of a woman

Johanna Hilbert

Development and Advocacy Specialist

As the Development and Advocacy Specialist, Johanna combines her passion for connecting people and creative ideas to promote locally grounded, sustainable and inclusive peace.

Her keen interest in societal questions, current affairs and gender issues took her to Sweden and Latvia where she studied Sociology, Gender and Global Studies. In the past, Johanna has worked with Free Press Unlimited, because she admires those who dare to speak the truth. And because she is convinced that media has the power to change societal norms and beliefs. She has volunteered with the Red Cross and worked as an English assistant teacher where she engaged with people from conflict-torn countries. Their personal stories have only reinforced her determination to work in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Johanna has a weakness for books, coffee, word puns and peculiar people. Born in Southern Germany to a Swedish mother, she sometimes misses a good Brezel. 

Ask Johanna about…

Content creation for social media, compelling concept notes, shortlisted books for the German Book Prize and other people's dogs.

Johanna’s favourite place in the world...

Summer in Sweden. Because the sun never disappears.

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