About Us

This initiative has been designed and developed by:

Fahimeh Robiolle portrait

Fahimeh ROBIOLLE is an independent consultant, member of the Institute for Research and Teaching on Negotiation (IRENE) since 2002, and lecturer at ESSEC. She conducts negotiation, communication and team management trainings at ESSEC, ENA, the Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Cergy University, the Catholic Institute of Paris, the Ecole de Guerre (French Ministry of Defense) and at the Lebanese University of Beirut. She contributed to the “Negotiators of the World” project, particularly in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burkina Faso. In 2006, she co-directed a conference organized in honor of Mrs. Shirin Ebadi (Nobel Peace Prize 2003) and contributed to her participation in 2007 in the World Forum of the Responsible Economy in Lille.

Editor of the Persian version of the book “Method of Negotiation” (Alain Lempereur, Aurélien Colson – Dunod, 2004, 2010), published in 2009 in Tehran, Fahimeh ROBIOLLE also organizes and conducts seminars in negotiation, management conflict, leadership and teambuilding in Persian in Iran for managers and decision makers, as well as MBA students from the University of Tehran Faculty of Engineering.

In March 2011, she organized a seminar in Paris for newly elected Afghan women parliamentarians. Since 2010, she has been an independent observer of the Afghan legislative and presidential elections. In 2015, with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), she led a program in Kabul to develop the leadership of 35 Afghan women local leaders. She is a lecturer at Kabul University where she conducts the Gender & Women Studies Seminar for Master II students.

Holder of a master’s degree in nuclear physics, former executive at Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), engineer and senior manager at the Commissariat for Atomic Energy (CEA) from 1986 to 2007, she has held various management positions in research, finance, human resources, and European projects. As part of her various duties, she was notably Assistant Director of the Center d’Etudes Nucléaires de Fontenay-aux-Roses.

Fahimeh Robiolle is Vice-President of the Club France-Afghanistan, Secretary General and Vice-President of the Association Aux Cœurs de Mots based in Monaco, conducted under the Patronage of the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF) and whose Honorary President is H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Tina RobiolleDr. Tina Robiolle has been a consultant, facilitator and trainer of trainers for 15 years for various organizations, companies, and universities. She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) and has developed expertise in the field of violence prevention education policies in fragile states. A graduate of ESSEC, a senior lecturer at ENA since 2001, she has led training workshops in negotiation, mediation, communication, conflict resolution, leadership and team building at ESSEC, Ecole de Guerre, Sorbonne University and Telecom ParisTech. She has also been teaching international relations at ESCP since 2017.

From 2004 to 2012, she has worked as a consultant for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In this capacity, she has developed and facilitated peacebuilding and leadership development programs for members of the government and parliament, UN military observers and ex-rebels, political party leaders, and the High Command of the army and the national police. She has developed and led a conflict resolution program for high school students in Burundi for the Ministry of Education. In the DRC, she had the opportunity to facilitate a “cohesive leadership forum” for local leaders in the Rutshuru Territory on the border with Rwanda in 2010. Since 2009, she works on an initiative dedicated to Afghan women whose objective is to strengthen and promote the participation and representation of women in Afghanistan.

More recently, Dr. Robiolle conducted external evaluations of EU-funded mediation programs led by the HD Center for Humanitarian Dialogue in Syria and Libya. In 2018, she conducted a six-month mission for the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative, a research and training organization based at the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of advanced international studies and development, focusing in particular on issues of women inclusion in peace processes.

Her doctoral research assessed the influence of international standards and guidance on peace education on education policy and practice at the national and local levels in a fragile sate. It also explores the critical factors that affect this influence—or the lack thereof. Utilizing a vertical study approach that draws comparisons across multiple levels, her dissertation examines the case of Afghanistan from 2002 to 2015. It explores the origins and content of these recommendations at the global level, investigated their influence at the national level, and assessed what then is implemented at the local level through the work of a local non-governmental organization (NGO). The issues, tensions, and concerns uncovered in this investigation contribute to provide guidance for how to improve the mainstreaming of peace education in fragile states, and add to the literature on school-based peacebuilding policy and practice in fragile contexts. This research is applicable to Afghanistan and to other fragile states and post-conflict countries that aim to reform or rebuild after a protracted war. More information about her work is available here.

This initiative was originally launched with the support of Françoise Hostalier, former Secretary of State to the Minister of Education of France, former member of the French Parliament, and president of the Club France-Afghanistan.