Dr Stefan Bächtold is swisspeace’s in-country focal point in Myanmar. He has specialised in developing integrated Theories of Change, alternative evaluation approaches and collaborative learning processes for peacebuilding projects. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Basel and a MA in social science from the Universities of Fribourg and Berne. His doctoral research analysed discourses on accountability, the focus on results and the power relations that are structuring peacebuilding and development cooperation in Myanmar. Previously, he was a researcher and program officer in the swisspeace Peacebuilding Analysis and Impact program based in Bern. Before joining swisspeace, Stefan worked as a reporting and communications officer for Terre des Hommes in West Darfur (Sudan). He was also a research project assistant at the Institute for Research on Management of Associations, Foundations and Cooperatives at the University of Fribourg. His country focus is Myanmar, with additional working experience in Sudan (Darfur), Palestine (Gaza/West Bank) and Bangladesh.
Consolidation of available research and materials on resilience in peacebuilding
Designing and writing materials to establish future grant applications
Lessons identified, lessons learned, and best practices, to be fed into future grant applications
Dissemination and communication