Expert Profile

Mr Olivier Haener
Position(s) Executive-in-residence at the GCSP, trained mediator (ETHZ), peacebuilding practitioner,former Political Analyst with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

Olivier Haener (MA in Modern History, Slavic Languages, CAS in Territorial governance) is a trained mediator (ETHZ), peacebuilding practitioner (GCSP) and personal and group coach (ICF). A former Political Analyst with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) for Western Balkans and CIS (political and conflict analysis, strategic advice, 2000-2008), he was a Policy Adviser with an EU mission (ICO/EUSR) in Mitrovica, Kosovo, supervising the implementation of the Ahtisaari plan at municipal level (2008-2009). Later, he conducted and published an empiric field research on the social, economic and perceptive causes of the Northern Kosovo conflict (2010-2011), conceived and conducted a field dialogue in the divided Mitrovica region, addressing the root causes of the conflict, with local actors (Swiss FDFA, swisspeace Mediation Program, 2012-2015). He recently conducted various mandates, including assessments, dialogue design and facilitation, strategic planning and drafting, for the Swiss FDFA, the GCSP or Kosovo NGOs). He is a member of the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace-building of the FDFA, of the Swiss Federation of Mediators (FSM-SDM) and of the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL). He is fluent in English, French, German and Serbo-Croatian, with a fair command of Russian, Spanish, Italian and Albanian.

Participating in upcoming course/event
20 June 2024