Conflict and Fragility Management

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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  • 5 weeks
  • blended

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Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies


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Who should attend

Working professionals at mid-career to senior career level, who hold or aspire to leadership positions in governments, international organisations and NGOs, as well as those in private sector seeking relevant skills and exposure.

About the course

Broaden your horizons

Navigate today’s debates on the complex linkages between conflict, fragility and development:

  • Urban safety
  • Weak governance and dysfunctional institutions
  • Natural disasters response and preparedness
  • Domestic, as well as sexual and gender-based violence
  • Land tenure and rural insecurity
  • Cross-border dynamics of cooperation
  • Social services provision (health and education)
  • Armed violence prevention and reduction strategies

Enhance your skills

  • Improve your ability to conduct strategic analysis
  • Strengthen your communication skills to effectively
  • influence debates and discussions
  • Be able to undertake day-to-day activities in fragile and rapidly changing environments
  • Become familiar with applied methods, including data collection, interpretation and risks
  • Learn how to better interact with your team and interlocutors
  • Acquire skills for a systematic consideration of the context, including institutional and societal dynamics

Further benefits

  • Experience a unique curriculum (module 1 in one of our regional hubs, module 2 at your place of work with e-learning, module 3 in international Geneva)
  • Conduct a job-related thesis to enhance your organisation’s effectiveness


  • online and at AUCA in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan -

2 weeks online and 3 weeks face-to-face

  • Analyse conflict drivers, societal fault lines and fragility triggers
  • Acquire analytical and methodological skills to carry out a research
  • Learn how to manage development projects in fragile settings, with a strategic perspective

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


Valérie D’Hoedt

Valérie D’Hoedt Meyer is Director of Academic Development for the Executive Education of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She is in charge with the development of innovative programmes and pedagogical tools, as well as the building of academic partnerships for Exe...

Medet Tiulegenov

Medet Tiulegenov is an Assistant Professor and a chair of the International and Comparative Politics Department of American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). His research and teaching interests include contentious politics, public policy and civil society in transition countries, ...

Elena Kim

Academic background: 2014 PhD in Development Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Bonn, Germany 2003 MA in Gender Studies, Department of Gender Studies, Central European University, Hungary 2002 BA in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Am...

Alexandre Dormeier Freire

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Education and training policies, educational analysis, skills development Knowledge society, knowledge networks Social inequalities Methods in social sciences Governance, decentralisation Dr Dormeier Freire is Senior lecturer at the Graduate Institute and Asian Academic Coo...

Cédric Dupont

AREAS OF EXPERTISE Emerging countries European Union Finance, financial markets, international investment Foreign policies Globalisation Multilateral diplomacy and international negotiation Regional integration Trade policies and law - WTO GEOGRAPHICAL REGION OF EXPERTISE North America West...

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