Xchange Perspectives North Africa



Imane Bendra
Morocco Programme Advisor

With two master degrees in International Relations and International Development, Imane has always been interested in issues that touch upon the human potential. Imane is an avid researcher, who has focused on the struggles and hopes of migrants and refugees, in addition to investigating the legality and legitimacy of the NATO intervention in Libya. Imane is fluent in Arabic, French and English, in addition to having a working knowledge of Italian and German. Imane volunteered with a number of organisations and institutions in Morocco and abroad which gained her an exhaustive knowledge in the social work sector.




Leila Bendra-Lehnert
Managing Director
Interested in conceptual development and practical application of peace processes, Leila has spent the past three years investigating

the potentialities of peace in the fields of education, gender and media. Her strong analytical skills allow her to grasp the multiple facets of conflicts and to communicate fitting all inclusive transformation processes. Her background in peace and conflict, communication, political science and international and human rights law in addition to her exposure to different cultural contexts around the world, enable her to grasp the intricate networks of interdependencies governing both local and global issues. Leila’s expertise ranges from proposal writing, editing and translation, management of external communications with all partners, to project and programme planning.



Dominik Lehnert
Founder & Senior Advisor
In addition to being the developer of the Media for Peace framework, used in all the media initiatives supported by Xchange Perspectives, Dominik has to his account more than ten years expertise in developing and producing varieties of media formats and in international commercial and non-profit communications and campaigns. He has worked for over five years as a freelance consultant for international peace and development organizations in various countries. Dominik’s expertise covers as well the full range of project and programme development, implementation and evaluation. His strong and cross-cutting backgrounds in peace and conflict, media for change, business administration and journalism give him a well-rounded experience and capacity to lead Xchange Perspectives forward in its work for peace.