Conflict and Fragility Management

Lead development in fragile contexts

Acquire the tools and methods to work in fast changing environments and be more agile in decision-making. Enhance your analysis and leadership skills, carry out a professional thesis at work, and learn from faculty and peers in Bishkek & International Geneva!
 

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Bruno Medroa | Programme Manager | +41 (0)22 908 62 53
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  • Acquire the tools and methods to work in fast changing environments and be exposed to diverse global practices

  • Enhance your ability to conduct strategic analysis and apply newfound skills through a professional thesis at work

  • Sharpen your leadership capacity, such as foresight and critical thinking, and be more agile in decision-making

  • Present the findings of your thesis in public, and discover Geneva-based organisations

  • Engage with international faculty and peers, and join a vibrant community of 900+ alumni

 

Who is this programme for?


This programme is particularly relevant for mid- to senior-level professionals holding or aspiring to leadership positions in governments, international organisations and NGOs, as well as those in the private sector seeking to gain knowledge and experience in the humanitarian/development field.

 

Programme introduction video

 

Calendar

Module 1: 4-22 July & 1-12 Aug. 2022
Module 2: Aug. to Dec. 2022 - Executive Master only
Module 3: 18 Jan. to 3 Feb. 2023 - Executive Master only

Rolling admission until filled

 

Fees

Fees
Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500
Executive Master: CHF 8'000 to 25'000
(according to the Human Development Index)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Early birds, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & online
Module 2: at place of work with e-learning
Module 3: in Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

Module 1

3 weeks full-time at AUCA in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & 2 weeks full-time online - Certificate & Master

  • Analyse conflict drivers, societal fault lines and fragility triggers

  • Acquire methodological skills to carry out an applied research

  • Rethink projects using strategic management tools

  • Get critical perspectives on contemporary peace-and-security concerns

The participants to the Certificate must write a paper and submit it two months after the end of the module.

 

Module 2

4 months part-time at your place of work with e-learning - Master

  • Conduct data collection and analysis for your professional thesis

  • Write your professional thesis (topic relevant to your work and the needs of your organisation)

  • Attend elective e-learning courses on different topics (TBC)

 

Module 3

2.5 weeks full-time in Geneva - Master

  • Strengthen your leadership skills (mediation, negotiation, communication, foresight)

  • Present the findings of your professional thesis in public

  • Participate in working sessions with public administrations, international organisations and NGOs

 

PEDAGOGICAL APPROACHES
 

  • Peer-to-peer learning - engage with peers from various continents and sectors

  • Interactive teaching - learn actively with learner-centered approaches

  • Partners faculty and speakers - benefit from guidance and coaching from our staff

  • Case studies, field visits - look into concrete field projects and classes

  • Diversity - benefit from exposure to international speakers, faculty staff and peers

  • Professional thesis - write a paper with professional relevance and impact through guidance from teachers and discussions with peers

Calendar

Module 1: 4-22 July & 1-12 Aug. 2022
Module 2: Aug. to Dec. 2022 - Executive Master only
Module 3: 18 Jan. to 3 Feb. 2023 - Executive Master only

Rolling admission until filled

 

Fees

Fees
Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500
Executive Master: CHF 8'000 to 25'000
(according to the Human Development Index)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Early birds, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & online
Module 2: at place of work with e-learning
Module 3: in Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

fees


Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500

Executive Master: CHF 8'000 to CHF 25'000 according to the Human Development Index (HDI):

  • CHF 12'500 for candidates coming from a country with a low-to-medium HDI (CHF 8'000 for candidates coming from programme priority countries. To find out if you are eligible, please contact us: at dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch)

  • CHF 17'500 for candidates coming from a country with a high HDI (CHF 13'000 for candidates coming from programme priority countries. To find out if you are eligible, please contact us: at dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch)

  • CHF 25'000 for candidates coming from a country with a very high HDI

Logistic fees are organised and covered by the programme. You are only required to organise and take at your expenses the round trip to attend Module 1.

Early Birds: Our early applicants who are admitted to the course could receive an ‘Early Bird’ tuition reduction. For more info, please, contact us : dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch.

Alumni: 10% discount

If you are a Geneva tax payer, you may be eligible to the chèque annuel de formation (CAF) up to CHF 2'250, delivered by the Canton of Geneva. The CAF request must be made before the start of the training. The programme reference is 2713.

 

Entry requirements
 

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years) and several years (ideally 5-7 years) of professional experience (or an equivalent combination of training and experience)

  • Proficiency in English (no certificate is required, although interviews by skype or in-person in Geneva may be requested)

  • Support of the applicant's organisation - Master only

 

degrees awarded


Executive Certificate in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS (15 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Module 1 assessments and final paper

Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices - Conflict and Fragility Management
Diploma of Advanced Studies - DAS (30 ECTS)
Requires successful completion of Modules 1, 2 and 3 assessments and thesis

Both programmes count towards the Executive Master in International Relations

IMPORTANT: Please, note that CAS and DAS degrees cannot be counted as academic degree requirements needed for PhD applications.

 

Application process
 

  • Online application form

  • Scanned copies of your academic degrees

  • Letter of reference from your current or previous employer -  Certificate only

  • Letter from your current employer explaining the relevance of your professional thesis for the institution's activities and objectives. This letter must be written on headed paper and include the full contact details of the person signing it: surname, first name, position, email address and telephone number - Master only - Download letter outline

 

Alumni benefits
 

Upon successful completion of the degree (Executive Certificate or Executive Master), participants become alumni of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and get the following benefits:

  • Full alumni membership of the Graduate Institute alumni network of 19,000+ members

  • 10% discount on Executive Education programmes

  • Networking and professional development opportunities through alumni regional chapters and DPP community of practice

Calendar

Module 1: 4-22 July & 1-12 Aug. 2022
Module 2: Aug. to Dec. 2022 - Executive Master only
Module 3: 18 Jan. to 3 Feb. 2023 - Executive Master only

Rolling admission until filled

 

Fees

Fees
Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500
Executive Master: CHF 8'000 to 25'000
(according to the Human Development Index)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Early birds, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & online
Module 2: at place of work with e-learning
Module 3: in Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

Interact with professors, renowned professionals and peers from around the world. A close collaboration between the Graduate Institute and its partners provides the participants with the best expertise from universities, bilateral agencies, NGO's, public administrations and international organisations. The programme also emphasises peer-to-peer learning and offers multiple spaces for discussion and exchange between participants and alumni.

 

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faculty & staff
 

  • Alexandre Freire Dormeier - Programme Director (IHEID)

  • Margaux Pinaud- Programme Regional Academic Coordinator (IHEID)

  • Oliver Jütersonke - Head of Research, Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)

  • Keith Krause - Director, Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)

  • Claudia Seymour - Senior Researcher, Center on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding (CCDP)

  • Elena Kim - Associate Professor, Social Sciences Division & Head, Department of Psychology (AUCA)

  • Medet Tiulegenov - Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Politics Department (AUCA)

  • Cristina Hoyos - Head of the Latin America and Caribbean Unit, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

  • Cédric Dupont - Professor in International Relations / Political Science, President of the Executive Education (IHEID)

  • Sophie Huber Kodbaye - Director of the Centre for Continuing and Distance Education, University of Geneva

  • Alain Sigg - Independent international mediator & former special advisor for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs

  • Yves Lagier - Managing Director at InterCultural Consulting, Geneva

  • Etienne Kuster - Advisor for relations with academic circles, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Patricia Torres - Consultant, certified coach and Executive Trainer, specialized in leadership and positive psychology

  • Bruno Medroa - Programme Manager (IHEID)

  • Stéphanie Roy Michael - Promotion & Community Officer (IHEID)

  • Claire Francioli - Programme Assistant (IHEID)

  • Kathryn Gichini - Events & Outreach Coordinator (CCDP)

  • Kurmanzhan Asylbekova - Assistant, Social Sciences Division (AUCA)

Calendar

Module 1: 4-22 July & 1-12 Aug. 2022
Module 2: Aug. to Dec. 2022 - Executive Master only
Module 3: 18 Jan. to 3 Feb. 2023 - Executive Master only

Rolling admission until filled

 

Fees

Fees
Executive Certificate: CHF 8'500
Executive Master: CHF 8'000 to 25'000
(according to the Human Development Index)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Early birds, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan & online
Module 2: at place of work with e-learning
Module 3: in Geneva

 

Location

Language
English
 

Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

Customise the programme

Our community

 

Join an impressive and diverse community of 19'000+ Graduate Institute alumni, 110 nationalities for Executive Education alumni alone, and 900+ DPP alumni in about 70 countries, coming from all sectors and backgrounds.

Alumni regional chapters

DPP community of practice

Arian Abdul Wassay

 

arian Abdul wassay '19

General Director of Planning and Evaluation, Ministry of Education, Afghanistan

"The programme has perfectly met my expectations. It taught me how to consider aspects of conflict and fragility in the Educational Planning and Management in Afghanistan. We have got acquainted with analytical tools and carried out a professional thesis with coherent arguments.

The findings and recommendations of my professional thesis have served as a baseline study of the Ministry of Education strategy for the expansion of private schools in the country."

Abdykalykova Gulnara

 

Gulnara Abdykalykova '19

Director, Central Asian Institute of Sustainable Development, Kyrgyz Republic

"The DPP programme is an excellent Executive Education program that meets the continuous education needs of working professionals from different fields of development. I expanded my horizons to keep myself updated about the current development context focusing on conflict and fragility aspects. I acquired research skills to see the development topic through the lens of social sciences.

After the programme, I have founded the Central Asian Institute of Sustainable Development to apply DPP theoretical knowledge in the Central Asian development context. My professional thesis topic on sustainable management of pastures under collaborative governance will certainly be taken further with national, regional and international partners."

Omaro Kane

 

OMARO KANE '19

Sustainability Project Coordinator, Private Sector, Ivory Coast

"I work for a multinational company that implements important development programmes, notably in the communities where it operates and gets its supplies. Familiar with these programmes in rural areas for almost 10 years, I have decided to join this Executive Master to strengthen my analytical and leadership capacities in development policies and practices.

The variety of case studies, the immersions at the heart of projects and institutions in Osh / Kyrgyzstan and in Geneva, combined with the interactions between peers, professors and experts of the Institute made it a unique experience for me. I was able to step outside my comfort zone in choosing the subject of my thesis, consisting in the contribution of the private sector to youth employment projects in Ivory Coast.

Thanks to this programme, I have acquired a know-how that enables me to better articulate global initiatives to the local context, with a more strategic perspective."

Yasser Alemad

 

yasser alemad '19

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen

"I disseminated the recommendations of my DPP professional thesis in Yemen, which led to the development of more services for people with disabilities in the country. Moreover, thanks to this degree, I was granted the 'international staff' status by ICRC."

Outcomes 2012 - 2019


Survey conducted 6-9 months after graduation with graduates and employers:

  • 73% - promoted (57% women)

  • 28% - salary increase (58% women)

  • 66% - better performance (enhanced skills) (56% women)

  • 85% - employers used thesis results
     

 

Dissemination of professional theses


The DPP programme seeks to contribute to the dissemination and the promotion of the professional theses among actors involved in development and international cooperation. These theses are listed by country and by topic.

If you want to receive one or the other of these theses, please contact Stéphanie Roy Michael.

Development Policies and Practices

Professional Theses - by Country

Development Policies and Practices

Professional Theses - by Topic

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To ensure a high level of safety while maintaining the highest academic standards, the format of our programmes might be adjusted. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our programme manager for more information.

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