Partners & Mandates

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The Conflict & Human Rights and South Asia Division maintains strategic partnerships with a small number of selected NGOs, CSOs and research centres. In line with the CHR/SASIA partnershi​p concept these partnerships allow SDC to support international processes that are of importance to SDC but cannot be covered by its several country programmes. This can either be due to their particular thematic orientation or because they are not active in a specific country but rather support global processes.

CHR/SASIA's partnerships cover the three thematic areas of:
a) Fragility and Statebuilding
b) Human Rights
c) People's Security

CHR/SASIS partnership concept (Internal use only)​


Until december 2015, CHR/SASIA supports the programmes of the following partner organisations​:


doCip was founded 1978 in Geneva as a result of an international Conference about discrimination of indigenous people. Since then, it works as a back-office, information and documentation centre for indigenous people in order to support them in the implementation and enforcement of their rights at UN level in Geneva and New York. doCip promotes the active participation of indigenous people during UN sessions by providing travel and logistical support, training and accompaniment, information and documentation services. Furthermore, doCip is coordinating Réseaudoc, a worldwide network of documentation centres specialized in indigenous rights.


With a focus on social, economic and cultural rights, CETIM has different activities aiming at helping their partners' Organization to increase their knowledge, their self-confidence, and their advocacy capacities, so that they can defend their rights themselves. They welcome and accompany dozens of representatives from developing countries social movement at the relevant UN sessions. They can also be seen as a competence centre on development relevant themes such as food security, education, rural development or migration. They have strongly lobbied and certainly contributed to the adoption of the facultative protocol on economic, social and cultural rights in 2008.


ICJ was founded 1952 and counts high level lawyers, judges, human rights activists and other experts to its members. It has an international secretariat based in Geneva and four regional Offices in Bangkok, Guatemala, South Africa and Nepal. Besides this geographical expansion ICJ also works on different topics in the thematic field of justice and focuses on the following five axes: Access to justice, accountability for human rights violations, independence of judges and lawyers, business and human rights, rule of law and international human rights instruments. An important component of ICJ's work is sensitization of judges and lawyers, that is achieved through trainings on human rights issues.


The Swiss Fund is led and coordinated by Incomindios, an organisation founded in 1974 in Zurich with the overall goal of promoting self-determination for indigenous people. This Fund allows around 50 representatives of indigenous communities to participate as delegates in relevant UN Conferences. The selection of the delegates is done by doCip, Incomindios and Ti Tlanizke and is based on clear selection criteria, such as representativeness (gender, age), geographical origin and thematic competences. The Swiss Fund operates in addition to the "Fonds de contribution volontaire des Nations Unies pour les populations autochtones", but has the advantage of relative flexibility, which enables the participation of indigenous people in different areas. SDC's contribution focuses on financing of the Swiss Fund and does not cover any core funding for Incomindios.

Until december 2017, CHR/SASIA supports the The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) in order to strengthen CSOs engagement in peace and statebuilding processes​:

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS)

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is the official forum for coordinated civil society participation in the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). It brings together a diverse representation of civil society globally, both from g7+ countries and from civil society organizations working on issues of peacebuilding, statebuilding, conflict & fragility and development at regional and global levels. Since 2011, CSPPS has engaged in the shaping of the IDPS process and its outcomes and in country implementation of the New Deal.

The goals of CSPPS are to develop and strengthen the voice and capacity of civil society at national and global levels to engage in the process of the international dialogue – in agenda setting, policy negotiation, and in the roll out and implementation of the New Deal for engagement in fragile states. The CSPPS strives to infuse peacebuilding values and concerns into the International Dialogue and in related policy processes, globally.


​​Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

DCAF is one of the world's leading center of expertise for Security, Development and Rule of Law. It was founded in 2000 as a Swiss contribution to foreign security policy.

DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre's work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace. DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, gender sensitivity and local ownership as the basis for supporting legitimate, sustainable reform processes. DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana, Ramallah and Tunis. The Centre has over 140 staff from more than 30 countries.



External review and evaluation are important tools for the thematic quality assurance of the programmes related to our topics.

List of consultants

Under this password-protected section, you can access our list of consultants in the following areas:

  • Conflict-Sensitive Programme Management (CSPM)
  • Human Rights
  • Gender
  • Security Sector Reform (SSR)
  • Peace- and Statebuilding

COO.2011.100.14.313812.pdf (Internal use only)
Help us to keep the list up to date: suggestions, advice or comments are most welcome!


International Network on Conflict and Fragility - INCAF

​States affected by conflict and fragility are the most challenging operating environments for development actors. INCAF, a part of the OECD’s Development Assista​nce Committee (DAC), is a forum to exchange knowledge on engagements in such contexts, improve policy and programming responses and track results. As such, INCAF works together to deliver on our common global promise – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – in states affected by fragility and conflict, using the lens of the New Deal and the Stockholm Declaration.

What is INCAF?
INCAF is a unique network of DAC members and key multilateral agencies working in fragile situations. It provides a “safe space” where members can share best practices and face up to the very real challenges of delivering results in contexts affected by fragility and conflict. This way, INCAF delivers on promises to make aid more effective, and thus contributes to a more stable world.

How INCAF works
Through lesson learning and promoting good practice among its members, INCAF works to achieve policy commitments and behaviour change among international actors in headquarters and at field level. INCAF works with diverse stakeholders including civil society organisations, international organisations, OECD and non-OECD governments from partner countries (of fragile states in particular). Together with the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states and member organisations of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS), INCAF is one of the three constituencies of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS). The INCAF Secretariat is located at the OECD.

Two Task Teams facilitate the work of INCAF. The Implementation and Reform Task Team (IRTT) seeks to stimulate the reform of donor policies and practices to ensure delivery of existing agreements and commitments. It also monitors member performance in implementing existing agreements, such as the New Deal and the Stockholm Declaration.
The Knowledge and Policy Task Team (KPTT) is INCAF’s ‘knowledge laboratory’. It intends to incubate new ideas and develop new areas of research on peacebuilding and statebuilding, generate evidence on what works and what doesn’t, and to contribute to wider policy debates. KPTT also supervises the preparation of States of Fragility Report, an OECD flagship publication.

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International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding - IDPS

The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (International Dialogue) is the first forum for political dialogue to bring together countries affected by conflict and fragility, development partners, and civil society. The International Dialogue is composed of members of the International Network on Conflict and Fragility (INCAF), the g7+ group of fragile and conflict-affected states, and member organisations of the Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS). This forum drives political momentum for change through strong partnerships and mutual accountability for results. It provides support to the global voice of fragile states and promotes solutions based on country-ownership and a comprehensive approach to development and security issues. 

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