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.
Dominic Wolsey, Programme Manager | Email: [email protected]
Dominic has experience in the mine action, international development, and commercial risk analysis sectors in the UK, Southeast Asia, and Somalia. Most recently, he worked as Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at the LSE’s International Growth Centre, focusing on the application of economic research in low and middle income countries. Prior to this he worked for The HALO Trust in Somalia on a demining programme and with Agence d’Aide a la Coopération Technique et au Développement (ACTED) in Southeast Asia, working with refugees from Myanmar living in Northern Thailand. Dominic has also worked for the British Council on women’s empowerment, for Save the Children, and as a political and security risk analyst for leading commercial risk analysis companies. He holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he focused on identity politics and human security, and a BA in History from University College London. As GMAP Programme Manager, he aims to promote inclusivity in the mine action sector and ensure that gender and diversity are at the centre of mine action interventions, both to facilitate the equitable distribution of benefits and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programmes on the ground.
Marion Provencher, Programme Officer | Email: [email protected]
Before becoming Programme Officer with GMAP in 2017, Marion was working as JPO in Gender in Mine Action for the GICHD and GMAP. Her responsibilities consisted of assisting the integration of gender and diversity considerations in all aspects of the GICHD’s mandate internally and operationally. Prior to her JPO position, Marion was an intern at the World Economic Forum with the Global Shapers Team. Throughout the years, she performed research and conducted fieldwork with NGOs and 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 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.
Laura Biscaglia, Research Officer | Email: [email protected]
Laura Biscaglia joined GMAP as Research Officer on a part-time basis. She obtained her Master’s Degree from the Graduate Institute of Geneva (IHEID), concentrating on conflict and peacebuilding. Previously, Laura interned at DCAF’s International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) and at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. She also worked as a research assistant for an NGO based in Geneva, focusing on human rights violations in the MENA region. Along with this position, Laura is a part-time Project Assistant within DCAF’s Policy and Research Division, where she supports the implementation of the organization’s ombuds institutions programme.