Dominik Lehnert, Communications Consultant, Editor & Media Trainer, Founder Director, Xchange Communications .
Dominik Lehnert has to his account more than twelve years of expertise in developing and producing varieties of media formats and in international commercial and non-profit communications and campaigns. He has worked for over seven years as a freelance consultant for international peace and development organisations in various countries. He is the founder and director of Xchange Perspectives e.V., a German non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of community based media initiatives. Currently he is the editor in chief of Sudanvotes, a project initiated by Media in Cooperation and Transition to promote independent, balanced and accurate coverage of Sudanese and South Sudanese affairs, which is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
In 2003, Dominik successfully completed his studies in Business Administration, Journalism and Public Relations and in 2009, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies from the European Peace University, where he developed the ‘Media for Peace’ framework, used in all the media initiatives supported by Xchange Perspectives. Dominik’s expertise covers the full range of project and programme development, and implementation and evaluation. His strong and crosscutting backgrounds in peace and conflict, media for social change, business administration and journalism give him a well-rounded experience and capacity to support media organisations in their work for peace.