The Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (FDFA) formulates and coordinates Swiss foreign policy on the instructions of the Federal Council. A coherent foreign policy is a precondition for the effective protection of Swiss interests vis-à-vis foreign countries.
Switzerland requested that ISSAT provides support to the 3C Conference that took place in Geneva on 29-30 March 2009. The Conference discusses 3C (coherent, coordinated, complementary) as a strategic approach to enhance the impact of external assistance in situations of conflict and fragility - in terms of sustainable peace, stability, state-building and long-term development. 3C is understood as the common denominator of Whole-of-Government and Whole-of-System Approaches.
The conference brought together around 150-200 participants, including the Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs, selected other ministers, senior level staff and heads of departments from OECD countries, representatives of selected international organizations and partner countries.
I have gained hands-on experience of peacekeeping and post-conflict peacebuilding while working for the United Nations in Lebanon, Israel and Nepal, for the Deutsche Entwicklungsdienst (DED) in the Philippines and for the European Union in Kosovo.I have expertise in the field of DDR, conflict and political analysis. Prior to these assignments, I acquired eight years of experience in teaching and researching in the field of international relations at the University of Geneva.