Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan
Country: Mindanao Philippines
Languages: English, Filipino, Iranun, Maguindanao
Organizations: Ateneo de Davao University
Expertise: Community Development, Conflict Transformation
Focus area: Academic
Religious affiliation: Islam
Datu Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan is the founder and currently the Executive Director of the Al Qalam Institute of Islamic Identities and Dialogue in Southeast Asia at Ateneo de Davao University; and a facilitator in intra-faith and interfaith dialogue (worked as a United Nations Volunteer - Community Development Specialist from 1998 - 2003). He is a post graduate candidate of Master of Arts in Anthropology focusing on Islam, identities, and political anthropology. He is a former Provincial Board Member of the 1st District of Maguindanao Province (Shariff Kabunsuan). He is a conflict transformation and socio-political landscape consultant to local and international agencies in Muslim areas of Mindanao. He is a group facilitator in dialogue, non-violence training and conflict analysis and management. He is interested in interreligious dialogue, conflict transformation and violence mitigation, especially in the South - Central Mindanao and conflict prone areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).