Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding

The CCDP is the Graduate Institute’s focal point for research in the areas of conflict analysis, peacebuilding and the complex relationships between security and development. 

The CCDP's research focuses on the factors and actors that are implicated in the production and reproduction of violence within and between societies and states, as well as on policies and practices to reduce violence and insecurity, and enhance development and peace-building initiatives at the international, state and local levels.

Current research themes at the CCDP

  • The “insecurity trap” of fragile and conflict-affected states

  • Urban security actors and the dynamics of local government

  • Cooperation and contestation within and among armed groups

  • The modalities of natural resource governance

  • The organisation and accountability of development and security institutions

These topics are interconnected and specific work streams are consciously framed to maximise disciplinary and methodological collaboration.

The CCDP is a founding partner of the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform and a member institution of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.

Latest news

UPDATES & Announcements

CALL FOR PAPERS: Revisiting Euro Mediterranean Cooperation in an Age of Uncertainty. Marking the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Declaration, this call invites academics and experts in the field to submit proposals for papers related to the Euro Mediterranean process of cooperation.  Organising Committee: Dr. Souhail Belhadj, Dr. Ibrahim Saïd, Prof. Riccardo Bocco and Dr. Federica Frediani. Deadline: 30th of January 2021

CCDP Core Team, from left to right Keith Krause, Maëlys Glück, Kathryn Gichini, Oliver Jütersonke, Sina Zintzmeyer, Augusta Nannerini, Anna Leander
New Executive Master in Conflict and Fragility Management

Conflict and Fragility Management

The applications to the Executive Programmes in Conflict and Fragility 2020-2021 are now open!

Navigate today's debate on the complex linkages between conflict, fragility and development including:

  • Urban safety

  • Domestic, as well as sexual and gender-based violence

  • Natural disasters response and preparedness

  • Cross-border dynamics of cooperation

Apply now!

Upcoming events

CCDP Studio

CCDP Studio Episode 1 | featuring Postdoctoral Researcher Andreas Hirblinger
CCDP Studio Episode 2 | feat. Kazushige Kobayashi and Xinyu Yuan

CCDP Database

International Documentation Network on the Great African Lakes Region | Réseau documentaire international sur la région des grands lacs africains

Before and after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and with ongoing civil wars in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a great amount of written documents were produced in the Great African Lakes region, but without any record or storage. The International Documentation Network on the Great African Lakes Region was born in 1994, at the initiative of Africanist scholars who were willing to keep track of, and make public, unpublished documents about this troubled part of Africa. This so-called “grey literature” – texts from local NGOs, political parties, researchers, scholars, local press, individuals, etc. – was mainly produced between 1990 and 2000.

The Network started to collect original documents in the field and at the institutional level, resulting in the production of seven CD-ROMs – a total of about 100,000 pages (4,000 documents) – with a self-elaborated but user-friendly search engine. In 2000, the Network opened its own website offering the same functionalities. It was consulted between 50 and 420 times per week by a diverse public: scholars, researchers, students, politicians, lawyers, UN agencies, governmental and non-governmental officers and diplomats.

Hosted in Geneva from 1995 to 2009 by the former Graduate Institute for Development Studies, the programme opened local field offices in Burundi, Rwanda, DRC and Tanzania. It offered a double opportunity: to collect more documents from the concerned countries and to train local staff to process documents with high efficiency. The programme stopped its activities in March 2009, but the CCDP website now hosts the database that still offers the full content produced.

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