The mission of the DPO is to strengthen capacities and infrastructures for peace operations, to gather best-practices and lessons learnt, to improve the quality and effectiveness of peacebuilding programmes in conflict affected countries, and support on-going mediation and peace processes.
DPO works with both state and non-state actors and is guided by a clear Code of Conduct. Drawing upon a global body of experience in peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and continual evaluation of lessons learned from the field, it represents one of the most capable pools of operational knowledge and comprehensive, in-depth expertise for peacebuilding, mediation, and post-war recovery.
DPO experts include practitioners, analysts, diplomats, and current and former military. Its global roster provides on-call available practitioners and civilian experts whose work is to support local, national and international peacebuilding and peace engagements.
DPO also provides extended consultations and organisation and policy development support for governments and national and international organisations to improve their effectiveness and impact for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
Our Staff and Associates
PATRIR’s international associates are practitioners, analysts, diplomats, and current and former military engaged in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, violence prevention and post-war recovery. This global roster includes on-call available practitioners and civilian experts whose work is to support local, national and international peacebuilding efforts and peace engagements.
Kai Frtihjof Brand-Jacobsen
Mr. Kai F. Brand-Jacobsen is Director of the Department of Peace Operations of PATRIR and an advisor on Peacebuilding to the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) the All-Party Parliamentary Working Group on Conflict Issues, and others.
Dr. Zsuzsanna Kacsó
Dr. Zsuzsanna Kacsó is a peacebuilding and violence prevention practitioner and consultant of PATRIR. Her areas of expertise include: conflict analysis, strategic & systemic peacebuilding, electoral violence prevention, future planning and scenario building, organisational development and knowledge management.
Alexandra Crăciun manages various projects in the DPO, focusing on social cohesion and stengthening capabilities of war affected communities.
Otilia Fogorasi-Hencz works within the Department of Peace Operations and manages various peacebuilding projects.
Andra Tanase is an expert consultant on development cooperation, education, conflict transformation, youth and peacebuilding.
Benedikt Hielscher is the Assistant to the Director of the Department of Peace Operations.
Anda Totoreanu is a Peace Researcher engaging in the mapping of Social & Value based conflicts in Romania.
Research, EU Policy Advocacy & Programme Coordinator
Silvia Ravagnan is currently working as Research, EU Policy Advocacy & Programme Coordinator for a H2020 project called TakeDown.
Project & Research Assistant
Sophia Willner is currently working as Project and Research Assistant for a H2020 project called TakeDown.
Research, EU Policy Advocacy & Programme Assistant
Jasmeet Sahotay is currently working as Research, EU Policy Advocacy & Programme Assistant for a H2020 project called TakeDown.