Conflictfood was founded in 2015 with the goal to establish long-term economic cooperation with, strengthen and enable a peaceful perspective to the conflict regions. We want to contribute to fighting the underlying reasons why people have to flee by addressing the very root of the cause.
It is important to us to tell the other story about the countries and their people, which is different from how media usually portrays them; a story full of diversity and joy.
Our diverse and international team lives and works in Berlin. Each and every one of us brings in a unique occupational background, roots and knowledge.
What unites us is a keen interest in political contexts, global issues, but also in healthy food and eating as a concept transcending cultural norms and borders and bridging differences between societies.
Co-Founder, Idea & Communications
This is Salem El-Mogaddedi. Originally from the field of sales, fashion and marketing, he later went on to freelance for a German NGO where he worked on project-basis in Afghanistan and visited refugee camps in Pakistan. He also managed a media art project, which was a part of the UNESCO program, working closely together with all embassies and diplomatic missions in Berlin. Although Salem has lived in Berlin for almost ten years, he still enjoys strolling around the city and setting out on quests for surprises every day. In addition to discovering abandoned gems, he also likes to explore the many places to eat and drink coffee.
Co-Founder, Strategy & Business
As an architect and urban planner Gernot gathered many years of experience in design and project management in Vienna and Berlin. As a mediator he gained a deep insight into the nature of conflicts. For several years he also volunteered in a fair trade shop, in Austria. Gernot is a passionate photographer as you can see on our website and when the sun is shining you can find him kayaking on the river Spree.
Project Management & Editorial
Laura always has been drawn to travel and explore. She studied International Relations and Communication in Vienna, Perth and Berlin. Before that, she volunteered in social projects in the Dominican Republic. Because of her interest in Peace and Conflict Research and her passion for culinary delights she joined Conflictfood.
Project Management Social Impact
At the end of this semester, Laura will finish her Bachelor Degree in Governance and Public Policy and continue her studies with the Master Program of Economic Growth in Sweden. Her interest in the topics of fair trade and development cooperation convinced her to start working for Conflictfood. The international concept of Conflictfood and Laura´s curiosity for foreign countries and cultures form a perfect match.
Project Management Corporate Fundraising
Besides her studies of business administration, Tasmin wanted to get to know alternative approaches of economic management. Because she values a fair and social society, her hobby the voluntary fundraising for NGOs, became her profession. Now she experiences in wich way sustainable concepts in economy can work.
Editorial & Communication
Benedikt successfully finished school last year and did voluntary work for different ecological projects in South America. Back again in Germany, he wants to explore Berlin’s start-up scene. He is especially fascinated by the holistic concept of fair and direct trade from a political point of view and that’s why Conflictfood is the right place for him.
cultivating peace since 2015
Gernot Würtenberger & Salem El-Mogaddedi
c/o Social Impact Lab Berlin
Muskauer Straße 24
Salem El-Mogaddedi & Gernot Würtenberger
Telephone: +49(0)30 – 643 123 54