About the author
Dr. Claude-Hélène Mayer is an ethnologist (M.A. Philosophy), systematic counsellor, mediator and pedagogue in mediation (BM), who specializes in intercultural mediation. She works at the Institut für Interkulturelle Praxis und Konfliktmanagement (IIPK, „Institute for Intercultural Practice and Conflict Management“), and is degree recipient of the Institut für Ethnologie at the University of Göttingen, on the subject of research in conflict, identity and values in Southern Africa.
Dr. Christian Boness is Head of Instruction in the Pedagogical Seminar of the University of Göttingen, Head Counsellor for Studies, Diplomaed Theologian, and mediator. He was active in development cooperation in Tanzania for a number of years. Today he is in the employ of the Institute for Intercultural Practice and Conflict Management, as Adviser of German organizations cooperating as partners in East Africa.