Bjørn Ihler is an activist, writer, designer and filmmaker working across mediums, platforms and channels to promote peace and human rights. A key element in his work is an understanding of the influence design, narratives and storytelling has on our societies and culture and how we by transforming narratives can transform our societies to be more peaceful. Ihler’s work is influenced by his experiences as a survivor of the attack on Utøya Island in Norway on 22/7/2011; however activism and work to prevent violence and hatred has always been among his core interests.
Bjørn is a member of Extremely Together, a group of ten young leaders in CVE working to counter violent extremism across the world under the umbrella of the Kofi Annan Foundation and One Young World. He is also a co-chair of the Taskforce on youth and P/CVE under the UN Interagency Working Group on Youth and Peacebuilding and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist in the Steering board of the Global Alliance of Youths Countering Violent Extremism.