Dr Marika Djolai is international development consultant currently mentoring research projects of Southern organizations, grantees of the Making All Voices Count programme at the Institute of Development Studies. She previously worked on a three-year project that investigated impact of war violence on post-war community cooperation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, funded by Leverhulme Foundation. She has more than 15 years’ experience of political activism and professional work in the Balkans, including independent media and civil society organisations, and is one of the founders of EXIT Festival. Selected international engagements include UNICEF, British Council, Human Rights Watch, BBC Media Action and Swiss Development Cooperation. She also worked for the British political parties and Westminster Foundation for Democracy. Marika is a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group where she mainly works on the resolution of bilateral issues between the Western Balkan countries. As a development anthropologists and sociologist her research focuses on violence, post-war recovery, sociology of everyday life and community formation.