Resilient Peace Staff


Dr Sibel Gürler is Head of the Statehood programme at swisspeace, and leads swisspeace’s activities related to Business & Peace. Previously, she worked for the Analysis and Impact Program where she was responsible for the thematic area of fragility and peacebuilding. Her work has included consultancy mandates for government institutions as well as national and international aid organisations. Between 2002 and 2011, Sibel worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in conflict areas, mainly in Africa and the Middle East, supervising humanitarian relief programs and managing interdisciplinary teams in often very complex and challenging environments. She was also member of the Ebola crisis management team at the Swiss Humanitarian Aid of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (2014/2015). Sibel holds an MSc in Development Policy, Process and Practice from the University of Reading (UK) and did her PhD in Politics/International Relations on post-conflict reconstruction within the fields of development and security at the University of Bristol (UK). With a specific focus on Liberia she looked at the UN-led reforms of the justice and security sectors aimed at long-term stability and analyzed the effects of reform implementation on the local context.


Work Packages

WP2: COMBINE

Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding

WP3: CREATE

Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications

WP7: STUDY

Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications

WP8: SPREAD

Dissemination and communication


Institutional Affiliation