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Guilain Mathé
PhD in Political Science and International Consultant , Freelance
Lausanne, Switzerland
Holding a PhD in Political Science (peace and security studies), I am a multilingual expert (French, English, Swahili and lingala speaker), with at least 15 years of professional experience worlwide. I am seeking new professional challenges as a Consultant, Expert or Project Manager in the fields of Migration; Border management; Risk management ; SSR; Conflict Resolution; and Institutional devpmt.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
• Over 15 years of professional experience in various fields, including scientific research; institutional development & capacity building of public institutions/ local communities, and CSOs; Humanitarian Projects Management; Risk Analysis and Management; Conflict Prevention and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Security Governance.
• Solid professional experience in the field of international cooperation in African States in conflict, crisis or fragility situations: Côte d’Ivoire, DRC, Senegal, Chad, etc. ; with particular interest for ECCAS, ICGLR, CEMAC and ECOWAS.
• Perfect mastery of the instruments of integration within the African Union: African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA); AU Migration Policy framework; AU Border Program (AUBP); African Governance Architecture (AGA).
• In-depth knowledge of the European Union's Generic Security Guide for Humanitarian Organizations in terms of Security and Risk Management; as well as the UN standards for Prevention and Risk Management in the field.
• Solid experience in analyzing migration governance, migration profiling, and border security threats:
- analysis of irregular migration and illicit commodity traffic between the States of the African Great Lakes Region (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi);
- Designing projects for fighting against cross-border crime in the Central African zone (ECCAS);
- evaluation of the regional project of fighting against trafficking and exploitation of children in Côte d'Ivoire.
• Designing training modules and implementing training workshops: Organization of training workshops for the National Police School of the Republic of Chad on migration police and border security management.
• High diplomatic ability; adaptation to multicultural environments and used to conduct ethnographic surveys on sensitive terrains and topics:
- Investigations and publication on the "forgotten" massacres of civilians and sexual violence by the DRC's official army and local militias in Kivu;
- Survey on security provision for civilians in the territories occupied by rebels in Kivu in the DRC and their impact on cross-border migration and security between DRC, Rwanda and Uganda;
- Several surveys and publications of strictly confidential incident reports relating to attacks against academics and Human Rights defenders in 10 countries of Francophone Africa on behalf of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR, New York).
• Perfect mastery of ethnographic research methods: data collection, analysis and report writing.
• Solid experience with the procedures and policies of the European Union thanks to the intensive collaboration with several Consulting firms based in Europe and used to apply to the EDF tenders.
• Preparation of the postdoctoral project in Peace and Security Studies on: Transnational Dimensions of Civil Wars and the Transformation of Cross-Border Security Governance in Central Africa (the cases of the DRC, Central African Republic, and Chad).
• Doctoral Th
- 2018: Doctoral degree (PhD) in Political Science (Peace and Conflict studies), University of Lausanne/CH. PhD on the Security Sector Governance and Statebuilding in the (post) conflict Democratic Republic of Congo.

- 2018: Certificate of specialization in Global Change, Innovation, and Sustainable Development; International Graduate School North South (IGS), Universität Basel/CH

- 2018: Master in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid; KALU Institute (Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre), Almeria/ES (all but the master thesis)

- 2017: Basic Security on the Field II; UN Department of Security and Safery (UNDSS)/USA.

- 2013: Health, Environment, Conflicts; Summer School of the Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique en Côte d’Ivoire, Grand-Bassam/CI.

- 2012: Interdisciplinary perspectives on North-South research, University of Basel/CH.

- 2012: Institutions, Livelihoods, Conflicts; Summer School of the International Graduate School North-South (IGS); Meiringen, CH.

- 2011 Masters Degree (DESS) in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, UNESCO Chair for the Culture of Peace in Abidjan/CI. Master thesis on the Evaluation of the Red Cross' Programme of protection of children facing trafficking and exploitation.

- 2009-2011: Visiting Researcher at the Centre de Recherche et d'Action pour la Paix (CERAP) in Abidjan/CI. Specialization in Conflict Management, with the Scholarship from The Scholar Rescue Fund/ Institute of International Education (SRF/IIE)

- 2008-2009: Visiting researcher at the West African Research Centre (WARC) in Dakar/S. Resource person in the project Peace Initiative in West Africa, with the Scholarship from The Scholar Rescue Fund/ Institute of International Education (SRF/IIE)

- 2006: Licence degree in political and administrative sciences, University of Kisangani/DRC. Licence thesis on the Regionalisation of the Conflict in Congo and the United Mission in DRC.

- 2004: Bachelor degree in political and administrative sciences, Catholic University of Graben/DRC. Bachelor thesis on the institutionalisation of the town mayor's power under rebels' authority in Butembo/DRC.
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Swahili, Lingala
    Congo, Democratic Republic of
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