Ann-Kristin ‘Anki’ Sjöberg, Ph.D. (PRESIDENT) | Email: [email protected]
Anki joined GMAP in June 2011 as President. She has a varied experience from armed conflict, security, gender, and humanitarian issues, including mine action. Since 2004 she has occupied a variety of positions within Geneva Call, a humanitarian NGO focusing on humanitarian engagement of armed non-state actors, where she is currently Senior Programme Officer in charge of Latin America. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations with a specialization in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and her MA at Södertörns Högskola, Stockholm, Sweden. Her research and operational work has focused on armed non-state actors with an emphasis on civilian protection. She has also worked extensively on issues related to gender, armed conflict and security sector reform in Colombia, Nepal, South Sudan, and West Africa.
Mark McCarthy (SECRETARY) | Email: [email protected]
Mark joined GMAP as the Secretary in April 2015. Since 2006 Mark has been managing teams and programs to support effective humanitarian response. Mark started working with web based technologies at the UNC SunSite lab in 1994. After graduating with a Masters degree in Mass Communication, Mark worked in academia helping faculty leverage new technologies to augment the classroom experience. Then he moved to the private sector as a Senior Consultant in database and application development. Mark moved to Rwanda in 2003 and worked to support the IT needs of the UNFPA office. His focus shifted to providing effective information management to the humanitarian community with his next deployment to Sudan in September 2004 with the Humanitarian Information Center for Darfur (HIC), a project from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). He started as the Data Coordinator and then closed the operation as Manager in 2006. In late August 2005 he was deployed on mission to launch the HIC for Niger. He deployed to Lebanon in 2006 as the Manager of the HIC and had the opportunity to oversee the full cycle of the operation from start to finish. After closing the HIC in Lebanon, he moved to Geneva to become Technical Project Manager for ReliefWeb and manage the office there. Mark’s interest in Gender issues led him to take the opportunity be the Head of the Inter-Agency Standby Capacity Support Unit for the GenCap and ProCap Projects for a period in 2012. The project maintains rosters of Gender Advisers and Senior Protection Officers that deploy in support of Humanitarian Country teams and governments to ensure humanitarian response activities take into account the different needs of the populations they serve. Now Mark supports the information management needs of emergency responders through various initiatives in OCHA.
Martin Damary (TREASURER) | Email: [email protected]
Martin Damary (1962) combines an interest for entrepreneurial work and humanitarian causes. Currently working in a family business dedicated to helping small entrepreneurs start and run their businesses, he also has worked for a number of humanitarian organisations, most notably the ICRC. It was however while at Geneva Call, a small NGO specialized in advocating humanitarian norms towards armed non-State actors, that he became especially sensitized to the issues of gender in humanitarian action, and it was therefore with pleasure that he agreed to co-found, and become the treasurer, of GMAP.