Jennifer Ball

Jennifer Ball holds Ph.D. in Rural Studies, with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities, from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She has conducted research on issues of intercultural communication in professional planning, conflict management, storytelling, and rural land use planning. Her current research relates to  women and peacebuilding, with a focus on Uganda, East Africa. She also specializes in narrative research methodologies.

Jennifer has taught courses in International Development at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She has also conducted workshops on peacebuilding in Kenya, East Africa. Jennifer is an accredited land use and community development planner and worked for several years as a rural planner in Ontario, Canada. She  currently consults with a number of research projects at the University of Guelph.

Jennifer was born in Zambia and has spent over thirteen years living and working in East and Southern Africa (Zambia, Botswana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania) – with Indigenous and Aboriginal communities (the Basarwa) – in community development, microenterprise development, market research, and peacebuilding.

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