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Dr. Jean F. Freymond


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Dr. Jean F. Freymond is Director of Geneva Dialogues (D@G), which aim is to create the conditions for stakeholders to address and to solve complex and conflictual societal issues. He is also the President of the Global Network for Governance, Entrepreneurship & Development (GE&D), which objective is to simultaneously foster entrepreneurship and create the conditions for enhancing the capacity of Doing Business through innovative capacity development of the public sector.

Until he resigned in June 2007, Jean Freymond served as Director of the Centre for Applied Studies in International Negotiations (CASIN), which he founded in 1979. Prior to his appointment as Director of CASIN, Jean Freymond has held several academic positions at the Colegio de Mexico, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago, and as co-director of the Diplomacy Training Programme of the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.

Dr. Jean Freymond has developed, and experienced with new approaches in capacity development, problem solving, and conflict transformation, focusing on countries under stress and countries affected by conflict, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the African Great Lakes and the Horn of Africa Regions, as well as several countries in West Africa, Asia, and Latin America. At present, he is focusing on the importance of economic development, entrepreneurship and technology in addressing societal challenges.

Dr. Freymond is Secretary to the Boards of the Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) and the Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE). He is member of various international institution boards such as the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Centre for the democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He has been consultant to various private and public organizations and was the President of the Swiss Association of Political Science. He is also a co-founder and Executive Director of the Business Humanitarian Forum (BHF).

Dr. Freymond is the author of publications in the fields of history, diplomatic training and international affairs. He is a Swiss national born in 1941 and holds a degree in Law and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva.

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