Else Keyers





Expert in conflict transformation, peace mediation and international cooperation

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Else Keyers has 15 years of work experience as a Belgian diplomat and in the European Union institutions. Working on multiple bilateral and multilateral foreign policy issues on all continents, she has chosen to specialize in conflict transformation processes. Else Keyers is a trained peace mediator and dialogue facilitator. She has extensive experience in conflict and context analysis, process design and evaluation, especially in the public sector. Furthermore, she provides political and strategic advise as well as change management services. In the field of international cooperation, her thematic focus lies on democracy, governance, gender equality and human rights. Else is fluent in seven languages (Dutch, French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian).


  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Lebanon
  • Malta
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Rwanda
  • Sri Lanka
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan

  • Civil Service & State Administration
  • Community Development
  • Economy, Employment & TVET
  • Infrastructure & Public Works
  • Justice
  • Security (Defence & Police)

  • 01.c. Combating corruption (anti-corruption policies and measures, vulnerability to corruption, codes of conduct, value-driven organisational culture, …)
  • 01.d. Analysis of the ‘governance’-system at organisation and/or sector level
  • 01.e. Development / promotion / implementation of concepts / standards of good governance
  • 02.a. Holistic and system-based institutional, organisational and operational assessments
  • 02.b. Vision, mission, charter, institutional design and development
  • 02.d. Integrated capacity building at individual, organisational and institutional levels
  • 02.g. Facilitation of change processes and/or of organisational / institutional improvement
  • 03.a. Policy setting, strategic planning, multiannual planning
  • 03.b. Sector policies and strategies (Including strategic-level theories / pathways of change, policy implementation strategies and their impact for operational planning and budgeting)
  • 03.h. Policy evaluations
  • 04.a. External relations management (assessment / optimisation)
  • 04.e. Stakeholder needs - Stakeholder input to strategy and policy setting
  • 04.f. Lobbying and awareness raising
  • 04.g. Social responsibility of organisations
  • 07.a. Design / formulation of projects / programs (including intervention strategies, theories of change, outcome mapping, technical / financial program documents, etc.)
  • 07.b. System-based context analysis – base line studies
  • 07.c. Organisational evaluation and capacity analysis of partner organisations identified for / entrusted with responsibilities for (national) project implementation / execution
  • 07.d. Management, control and steering processes of projects / programmes
  • 07.e. Mid-term and final evaluations of projects and programmes
  • 07.f. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • 07.g. Inter-university cooperation
  • 08.a. Gender policy and strategies
  • 08.b. Fostering gender equality – gender equality assessments
  • 08.c. Gender-sensitive budgeting
  • 09.h. Mid-term reviews and final evaluations of projects and programmes of international development cooperation (Including theory-based evaluation)
  • 09.i. Impact evaluastions
  • 11.a. Public Administration Reform – Public-sector reform strategies
  • 11.c. Deconcentration – Decentralisation – Empowerment (Including evaluation and/or design of deconcentration/decentralisation policies and facilitation or support of deconcentration and/or decentralisation processes)
  • 11.d. Development of local and sub-national Governments
  • 12.a. Fostering rule of law - Reforms and development initiatives in the justice sector
  • 12.d. Fostering and protecting human rights
  • 12.e. Fight against sexual violence
  • 12.f. Peace consolidation
  • 12.g. Fostering democratic governance – strengthening parliamentary and democratic institutions
  • 12.h. Fostering political governance and public transparency
  • 12.j. Elections
  • 12.k. Emergency relief & Humanitarian Assistance
  • 12.o. Customary justice and ADR (alternative dispute resolution)
  • 12.p. Local justice and access to justice
  • 16.a. Fostering social cohesion
  • 16.b. Strengthening civil society
  • 16.c. Fostering equal opportunities for and empowerment of minorities, underprivileged interest groups
  • 16.d. Neighbourhood development
  • 16.f. Migration
  • 16.g. Refugees & Asylum