Conflict and Fragility Management

Lead development in fragile contexts

Explore the complex implementation of development processes in fast-changing environments, and enhance your analysis and leadership skills. Conduct a professional thesis at work, and engage with international faculty and peers in Bishkek & Geneva!

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Bruno Medroa | Programme Manager | +41 (0)22 908 62 53
dpp.conflict@graduateinstitute.ch

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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 capacities, 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.

 

Related SDG
 

SDG 1 - No poverty SDG 2 - zero hunger SDG 4 - quality education SDG 9 - industry, innovation and infrastructure SDG 16 - PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

 SDG 17 - partnerships for the goals

 

 

Calendar

Module 1: 7-18 Aug. 2023 (online); 4-22 Sept. 2023 (Doha)
Module 2: 25 Sept. to 17 Nov. (e-learning); Aug. to Dec. 2023 (Applied Research) - Diploma only
Module 3: 17 Jan. to 2 Febr. 2024 - Diploma only

Applications open until 15 March 2023!

 

Fees

Fees
Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000
(according to country of origin)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Doha, Qatar & 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 the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in Doha, Qatar & 2 weeks full-time online - Certificate & Diploma

  • 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 in 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 - Diploma

  • 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 - Diploma

  • 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-centred 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: 7-18 Aug. 2023 (online); 4-22 Sept. 2023 (Doha)
Module 2: 25 Sept. to 17 Nov. (e-learning); Aug. to Dec. 2023 (Applied Research) - Diploma only
Module 3: 17 Jan. to 2 Febr. 2024 - Diploma only

Applications open until 15 March 2023!

 

Fees

Fees
Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000
(according to country of origin)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Doha, Qatar & 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


Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000, according to country of origin

Priority countries

If you come from a country that is on this list, your financial contribution will be limited to CHF 3'500. Special consideration will  be given to applicants from the first column (least developed countries), as well as those working in local NGOs. Logistics are provided and covered by the programme. You are only required to organise and take at your expense the round trip to attend Module 1.

Opportunities for other countries

If your country is not included in the above list, you may still be eligible for cost reduction. Your financial contribution will be fixed according to the Human Development Index (HDI):

  • CHF 12'500 for candidates coming from a country with a low-to-medium HDI

  • CHF 17'500 for candidates coming from a country with a high HDI

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

Swiss candidates

Your contribution will vary between CHF 3'500 and CHF 25'000 and will be fixed according to your 'Revenu Déterminant Unifié' (RDU). For more information, please, contact Bruno Medroa.

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

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

 

Entry requirements
 

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum three 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 - Diploma only

 

degrees awarded
 

To better reflect the professional orientation of our programmes and to comply with Swiss practice, the titles of the degrees we award will be as follows:

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

The contents, degrees awarded, duration and credits remain the same; only the titles change.

Learn more about the Swiss university system

Both programmes count towards the Executive Master in International Relations


 

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 - Diploma only - Download letter outline

 

Alumni benefits
 

Upon successful completion of the degree (Certificate or Diploma), 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 the DPP community of practice

 

Calendar

Module 1: 7-18 Aug. 2023 (online); 4-22 Sept. 2023 (Doha)
Module 2: 25 Sept. to 17 Nov. (e-learning); Aug. to Dec. 2023 (Applied Research) - Diploma only
Module 3: 17 Jan. to 2 Febr. 2024 - Diploma only

Applications open until 15 March 2023!

 

Fees

Fees
Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000
(according to country of origin)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Doha, Qatar & 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

Engage 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, NGOs, public administrations and international organisations. Each year, the programme welcomes a high number of guest speakers from all sectors in addition to our core faculty. It also emphasises peer-to-peer learning and offers multiple spaces for discussion and exchange between participants and alumni.

 

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

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core faculty
 

  • 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)

  • Matteo Guidotti - Regional Academic Coordinator for English-speaking Africa

  • Phan Nguyen - Regional Academic Coordinator for Southeast Asia

  • Dominique Rossier - Regional Academic Coordinator for French-speaking Africa

  • Assel Tutumlu - Regional Academic Coordinator for Central Asia & Caucasus

  • Liliana Soler - Regional Academic Coordinator for Latin America

  • Alaa Tartir - Regional Academic Coordinator for Middle East & North Africa

  • Cédric Dupont - Professor in International Relations / Political Science

  • Daniele Fino - Consultant and ex-director of the DPP programme

STAFF
 

  • Bruno Medroa - Programme Manager (IHEID)

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

  • Claire Francioli - Programme Assistant (IHEID)

  • Maëlys Glück - Events & Outreach Coordinator (CCDP)

 

Calendar

Module 1: 7-18 Aug. 2023 (online); 4-22 Sept. 2023 (Doha)
Module 2: 25 Sept. to 17 Nov. (e-learning); Aug. to Dec. 2023 (Applied Research) - Diploma only
Module 3: 17 Jan. to 2 Febr. 2024 - Diploma only

Applications open until 15 March 2023!

 

Fees

Fees
Certificate: CHF 8'500
Diploma: CHF 3'500 to 25'000
(according to country of origin)

Fees include logistics, except for travel to Module 1

 

Discounts

Discounts
Scholarships, Alumni or Chèque de formation
Contact us

 

Location

Module 1: in Doha, Qatar & 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 - 2021


The survey was conducted 6-9 months after graduation with graduates and employers:

  • 72% - promotion (55% women)

  • 30% - salary increase (57% women)

  • 66% - enhanced skills (55% women)

  • 86% - thesis was useful for employers
     

 

Dissemination of professional theses


The DPP programme seeks to contribute to the dissemination and promotion of 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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COVID-19


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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