Varghese Chakkummootil

Varghese Chakkummootil works for the Daya Center for Peace, Hyderabad, India. He is the CEO/President for DAYA. He has a Master’s in Christian-Muslim Relations and a Master’s in Social Justice and Intercultural Relations. Varghese has been working in the field of Conflict Transformation from 2003 and over the years, Varghese has focused on building relationship between people of different faiths, ethnic and social groups. He along with the team has trained more than 4500 young people, from different parts of this country, to continue to work for peace in the society. He believes that peace is the way and strives to work with local partners in engaging people in non-violent processes for social change. He is very committed to help people strengthen their peace building and leadership skills so as to address the challenges that are arising out of political, economic, social, economic and ecological injustices. Varghese is a strong believer in promoting and celebrating diversity. Varghese has the cross-cultural experience of training young people in peace building and leadership coming from 35 different countries.