Inclusive Narratives Practice Group /

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 previously worked at the European Centre for Policy Development Management (ECPDM) in the Conflict, Security and Resilience Programme, 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.

Before returning to the Netherlands, Frauke spent over ten years in development practice, notably in Kenya and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, she worked for seven years as an advisor to several Afghan government ministries, strengthening inclusive governance policies and institutions. After Afghanistan, she pursued a mid-career master and subsequently became an associate fellow at the Centre for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School (US), from where she promoted systems thinking as a useful lens for development.

Currently she primarily works as an independent consultant, with different clients from governments, think tanks and NGOs. In addition, she serves as an associate consultant for PeaceNexus, a peacebuilding foundation based in Switzerland. She has recently been involved in a process spearheaded by the President of Kyrgyzstan, to develop a policy on strengthening a shared, inclusive identity in the country.

Areas of expertise: peacebuilding, conflict prevention, conflict sensitivity, social cohesion, international aid architecture, adaptive leadership, systems thinking, facilitation, dialogue processes, monitoring and evaluation.