Collins G. Adeyanju (Coordinator)
Collins is a researcher and lecturer at the Psychology and Infectious Disease Lab within Centre for Empirical Research in Economics and Behavioural Science (CEREB), and Department of Media and Communication Science, University of Erfurt, Germany. He had previously worked for international donor agencies and the Federal Government of Nigeria. He is an independent evaluation consultant. He holds Master’s degrees in International Relations and Public Policy. He is vast on sub-Sahara Africa region, health communication, public policy, evaluation, international development, behaviour change and decision-making. He is the coordinator of this initiative.

Grigoriy “Grisha” M. Grigoryev (Deputy Coordinator)

Grisha is an entrepreneur, as well as advisor for Culture Goes Europe and deine-Plattform: initiatives that focuses on local, national and international development projects. He holds Master’s degrees in Political Science and Public Policy. He has previously engaged in international education and development projects, which took him to Sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2012 – 2014, he was a volunteer for Peace Corps Mozambique – where he taught chemistry and informatics in a public high school in Lichinga. 

Kirsten Wünsche (Director of Finance)

Kirsten Wünsche is currently pursuing her Master studies in the field of global communication at the University of Erfurt and also has a background in psychology. Her interest in international affairs and postcolonial aspects of North-South relations was fostered through two extended stays in South Africa, where she worked and volunteered in conservation, social work and tourism. Further work and research experiences of hers include the areas of radicalisation prevention, psychosocial care in migration societies, antidiscrimination, personnel development, and volunteering in different areas of intercultural education, youth exchange and mentoring projects.

Muyiwa Alalade (Project Director)

Muyiwa is a management consultant, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and holds a doctoral degree in civil engineering (PhD). Over the years, he has been involved in the planning, implementation and monitoring of several Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related projects. Recently, he has been involved in a number of “green” infrastructure development projects across Europe and Africa.

Olivia Ugokwe

Olivia holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. She has vast experience in exploring indigenous mechanism for conflict resolution and de-radicalisation.

Paca Jose Manuel

Paca is an Ausländerbeirat der Stadt Erfurt. He hold several portfolio working for agencies of German federal and state governments and non-governmental institutions in Germany.

Amani Bohoussou

Amani holds a doctoral degree (PhD) in linguistics and an author of several books. He is an integral member of the initiative.


Yasmine is a current graduate student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt studying Conflict Studies and Management. Before Germany, Yasmine studied Applied Legal Studies, Government, and English Literature at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Yasmine moved to Germany from Massachusetts, USA to learn more of international cultures in Europe and beyond while getting her higher education. Studying conflict studies while being in a large international group at the Brandt School, Yasmine focused her conflict interest on resource conflict in Africa of the international trade of ivory from rhinos and elephants.