GMAP Staff


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Arianna Calza Bini, Director | Email:[email protected]

Arianna joined the Gender and Mine Action Programme in 2009. Previously she worked as Programme Manager and Gender Advisor at the EU Delegation to Brazil; Gender and Poverty Officer for UNDP in El Salvador;  Junior Expert and Gender Focal Point at the EU Delegation to Central America in Costa Rica. She holds a MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK, and an advanced university degree in Economics from the University of Rome, Italy.

Lilla  Schumicky-Logan, Programme Manager | Email:[email protected]

Lilla has gathered her experience over the last ten years primarily in the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East on reintegration of at-risk youth, gender, DDR and peacebuilding. She embarked on her carrier in Sierra Leone, working with former child soldiers. From there she moved to Gambia and conducted a six months long anthropological research. Her passion working with communities affected by high-level of crime and disaster took her to Uganda, DR Congo and Kenya, where she worked with national and international NGOs, as well as government and academic institutions. In 2011 she joined UNDP and worked at various capacities in Somalia until 2015.  She holds MA diplomas in both Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Bradford. She also has a Diploma in African Studies. As GMAP Programme Manager she aims to ensure that gender and diversity is kept high on the agenda within the mine action sector but also within the broader human and community security framework.

MarionDSCN3716 Provencher, Junior Programme Officer | Email: [email protected]

Prior to joining GMAP, Marion Provencher interned at the World Economic Forum with the Global Shapers Team. Her tasks included support for project management and liaison with participants from around the world. Before her arrival in Geneva, she performed research and conducted fieldwork with NGOs, most notably in India, where she assisted in the management of a shelter home for women rescued from different forms of abuse. Throughout the years, she has been involved in student politics as well as in feminist and LGBTI activism as an advocate for gender and sexual diversity. She is also a fiction writer.

Marion Provencher holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology of Development from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and International Development from McGill University in Canada.

The programme is also supported by volunteers and interns.

GMAP staff abides by the Code of Conduct and implements the Gender and Diversity Policy.