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

  • Changing normative orders and alternative approaches to peacebuilding

  • The "insecurity trap" of fragile and conflict-affected states

  • Urban and sub-state armed actors in settings of chronic violence

  • The environment and natural resource management for sustainable peace and development

  • The role of digital technologies in governance and peace efforts

  • Conflict-sensitive programming in protracted crises

These topics are interconnected and specific workstreams 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.



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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 Management 2022-2023 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!

CCDP Studio

CCDP Studio Episode 1 | feat. Andreas Hirblinger
CCDP Studio Episode 2 | feat. Kazushige Kobayashi and Xinyu Yuan
CCDP Studio Episode 3 | feat. Matthieu Bolay
CCDP Studio Episode 4 | feat. Hanan Salama and Oliver Jütersonke
CCDP Studio Episode 5 | feat. Sara Hellmüller

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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 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. The CCDP now hosts the database that still offers the full content produced. Click the link below to read more and view the database. 


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Centre on Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding
Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A
Petal 2, 8th floor
Case Postale 1672
CH-1211 Genève 1

Email: ccdp@graduateinstitute.ch


The Maison de la paix is located at Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2A, on the corner of Avenue de France. You may take tram 15 until stop Maison de la paix, or, alternatively, it is a few minutes’ walk from Place des Nations.