Frauke de Weijer
Frauke de Weijer, a Dutch national with degrees from the University of Utrecht and Harvard University, is an independent professional in the field of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, and inclusive governance. She works as an independent consultant, with different clients from governments, think tanks and NGOs. In addition, she is as an associate consultant with PeaceNexus, a peacebuilding foundation based in Switzerland, where she provides peacebuilding advice to governments and the UN in various countries and supports organizational development processes for peacebuilding organisations.
Previously, she spent years in conflict-affected countries, notably in Kenya and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, she worked for seven years as an advisor to several Afghan government ministries, on strengthening inclusive governance policies and institutions, in particular in relation to the pastoralist minority. After Afghanistan, she became an associate fellow at the Centre for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School (US), where she promoted systems thinking as a useful lens for development and was involved in the Building Capable States initiative.
Upon returning to the Netherlands, she worked at the European Centre for Policy Development Management (ECPDM) as a Senior Policy Officer in the Conflict, Security and Resilience Programme at ECDPM, where she conducted applied policy research and analysis, specifically in the fields of governance, fragility and resilience, conflict prevention, peacebuilding and strengthening civil society. She was involved in global policy processes such as the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding. She continues to be engaged with ECDPM as a programme associate.