«Providing expertise to individuals, organizations & agencies, serving people and nations in crisis»

New York City 2017


2006 - 2007

Throughout 2006 and early 2007, Dr. Wuagneux served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Reconstruction and Development in Afghanistan liaising between the US State Dept. and DoD, providing guidance & coordinating activities of the US Coalition Command,  staff, and subordinate commands on COIN, social/ economic/human development and civil-military/civilian relations and issues relating to reconstruction and stability. overseeing decisions translating to over $98 million per quarter.

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Dr. Wuagneux served as an Executive Advisor of Reconciliation & Reconstruction for the US Department of Defense, JIEDDO, and XVIII Airborne Corps in Iraq. She provided expertise relevant to Conflict Resolution, Disarmament, Demobilization, strategies to alleviate constraints to accountable/responsive governance and healthy civil-society.   Supplied counsel on the Middle East economy of illegal and insurgent activities of Al Qaeda, regional jihadists and related challenges.

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2009 - 2010

In 2009 - 2010, Dr. Wuagneux served as the Peace & Development Advisor for  UNDP in Dushanbe. Focused on border stabilization, ethnic cooperation & reconciliation in Tajikistan and bordering nations. Including improved program design, development of early warning systems, new conflict-attending crosscutting content and relevant progress indicators and a responsive M& E system Training Manual. Conducted civil mediation & capacity building trainings (as well as ToT) for regional stakeholders.

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2011 - 2012

In 2011 - 2012 she served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of State at the U.S Embassy in Moscow. Evaluated existing policy, recommended new policy improvements, and guidance related to USG programs in Russia. Reviewed systemic factors related to program utility & effectiveness, provided senior staff with relevant capacity building-assistance for the design, commission and management of multi-agency evaluations in preparation for the arrival of incoming US Amb. Michael McFaul. Served Graduate Department of Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis at Norwich University as a course developer.

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«Learning is the biological mechanism of adaptation»

Dianna Wuagneux, PhD Inducing Community Wellness: The Correspondence Between Complex Living Systems Dynamics, Collective Learning And Well-Being Based Community Development, 1997

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The Basics

Module Objectives:

Become familiar with the nuts and bolts of consulting in the developing world, e.g., available sectors & types of contracts, getting organized, prep work, report writing, timelines and deadlines, project dynamics, multiple-agency environments, building a collaborative network, finding opportunities and the basics of working with other cultures.

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Developing, Remote and/or
Post-Conflict Regions

Module Objectives:

Learn the fundamentals of working in exceptionally challenging environments. Such as, anticipating needs prior to departure, adapting to physical constraints, maintaining physical and psychological balance, obtaining personal and professional provisions, planning and execution in environments of significant corruption in politics, policing and rule of law, managing expectations, and working with peacekeeping forces.

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Conflict Zones

Module Objectives:

Learn to work in dangerous, severely deprived and unpredictable environments. For instance, mental and physical preparation, practical communications, food & shelter, getting around, interface with US and foreign militaries, collaboration with /between donor agencies, cooperation with humanitarian organizations, emergency preparedness & best practices for maintaining safety and security.

 International Conflict Resolution Conference 2017  Video 

Contrary to the popular belief that conflict, violence, and war are biologically and intrinsically part of the human nature, history teaches us that at different times and places human beings, irrespective of their faith, ethnicity, race, ideology, social class, age and gender, have always created innovative ways of living together in peace and harmony both as individuals and as groups.



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Welcome! I’m delighted and honored to be here with you. Thank you for joining us today. We have an inspiring and fascinating program ahead. But before we get started, I would like to share a few ...