Michael Niconchuk

Program Manager, Wend Collective

Michael Niconchuk is a researcher and practitioner in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), peacebuilding, and violence prevention. For more than a decade he has developed, implemented, and evaluated MHPSS programs for persons affected by violent conflict, extremism, and forced displacement, including the rehabilitation and reintegration of persons affiliated with ISIS. He is a co-author of The Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology, co-author of the US Institute of Peace’s RISE Action Guide for the reintegration of extremism-affiliated adults, and the author of numerous publications on the importance of trauma-responsive approaches to violence prevention and peacebuilding. Mr Niconchuk currently serves as a Program Manager with the Wend Collective. He is a member of UNDP’s Expert Roster on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and is on the Advisory Board to the Counter Extremism Project (CEP).


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