International Engagement in Highly Fragile and Violent Contexts: How can we learn better?

Live Panel Discussion

Live Panel Discussion - International Engagement in Highly Fragile and Violent Contexts: How can we learn better?

Whether resulting from climate change, armed conflict, or crises of political legitimacy, state fragility and conflict is on the rise around the world. For the last two decades, the international community has increasingly been engaged in some of the world's most fragile and conflict-affected countries. This engagement has been confronted with the unique challenges of operating in these environments.

Join us for an in-person event that brings together researchers and evaluators, implementers and policy makers involved in cooperation in the world’s most fragile contexts to discuss what has been learned from the experiences of the past two decades and discuss how the international community can become better at drawing lessons and more effective in its engagement.

This English language event is jointly hosted by the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) with participation of experts from the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies and the American Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The event will be followed by an opportunity to network over snacks and drinks.

When? Monday, 15 April 2024, from 18:00 to 21:30 Central European Time

Where? Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities – Conference and Event Centre, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin 

A live stream of the event will also be available (link available after registration)


To attend in person, please register here. Please note that the capacity of the venue is limited. The deadline to register is 8 April 2024.

To register for the live stream, please click here. The deadline to register for the live stream is 14 April 2024.


Opening Statement:

Dr. Jörg Faust (Director - German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval)


Matthew Kellogg (German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval)

Maren Weeger (German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval)

Discussion Panelists:

Dr. Julia Steets (Global Publicy Policy Institute, GPPi)

Dr. Katja Mielke (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, BICC)

David Young (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, SIGAR)

Dr. Stefan Leiderer (German Institute for Development Evaluation, DEval)