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Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Actor Mapping, Coordination, Decision-making, Governance and Management, Innovation, Leadership, Negotiation and Mediation, Strategic Planning, Trends and Challenges

<p>Frauke de Weijer is a research fellow, policy analyst and leadership development consultant, with a particular focus on conflict-affected regions. She has extensive experience working in challenging environments with highly complex and urgent social problems. Having first launched a community-based development program in Kenya, she then moved to Afghanistan where she provided policy and institutional development advice to a number of Afghan government ministries, such as the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Frontiers and Tribal Affairs, and the Ministry of Agriculture. In these roles she facilitated complex strategy formulation and change management processes.&nbsp; In 2010-11 she became an associate fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at the Harvard Kennedy School, researching the applicability of the concepts of adaptive leadership and systems thinking to challenges of social change in unpredictable situations. She worked directly with professor Pritchett on concepts of institutional change in complex environment, and with Ron Heifetz on adaptive leadership. She is currently working part-time as a policy analyst at the European Center for Development Policy Management in the Netherlands as Policy Officer -Conflict, Security and Resilience.&nbsp;</p>