Margrete has been seminar leader for the Peace and Conflict program in Pondicherry. She is a MA candidate in Advanced Studies of Peace and Conflict Transformation at the World Peace Academy, University of Basel, Switzerland. She holds a BA in Development studies from the University of Oslo. After that she worked on human rights issues in the occupied Palestinian territories. Later she worked as head of the Norwegian NGO’s for Palestine in Norway and as an office manager for the Socialist Youth League of Norway. Some areas of interest are Mediation, Reconciliation processes and Peace Culture.