Technical assistance, program design and management for peacebuilding programs funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DfID), The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Parliament, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
– Burundi Leadership Training Program (BLTP): an initiative launched by Howard Wolpe and Steve McDonald – Africa Program of the Wilson Center – in 2002 to help manage the Burundi transition from post-conflict to sustainable democratic governance through programs that brought together diverse leaders from across the political and socio-economic spectrum to build their collaborative capacities to implement the recovery agenda. The latest program to-date was the design, testing and development of a peaceful conflict resolution module for secondary schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education. Partners: Wilson Center, BLTP, CMPartners, ESSEC IRENE.
– Afghan Women Leaders Initiative: a capacity-building and strategy development initiative dedicated to Afghan women leaders with the objective to strengthen and promote the political participation of women in Afghanistan. The first program was conducted in 2011 for a group of newly elected Afghan women parliamentarians, with the support of Melanne Verveer, then Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues near U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Staffan de Mistura, former U.N. Special Representative of Secretary General in Afghanistan and U.N. Special Envoy in Syria. Another program was conducted in Kabul in 2014 with a group of women members of local high peace councils with the support of UNDP. In 2019, we will be working with a group of high level Afghan women leaders to rethink the participation of women in the peace process in particular, with the support of the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Partners: Fahimeh Robiolle Consulting & Training, the U.S. and Afghan embassies in France, the Embassy of France in Afghanistan, the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Parliament, ESSEC Graduate School of Management, ESSEC IRENE, UNDP.
– DRC Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership: the Initiative for a Cohesive Leadership in the DRC (ILC in its French acronym) aims to bring a critical mass of influential Congolese leaders from all walks of life, at national and local levels, into a collective assessment of their responsibilities with regard to their country’s day-to-day management, from border security to the management of community crises, the protection of civilians, or the more responsible use of the country’s resources. Partners: ILC, the Wilson Center and ESSEC IRENE.