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Lars Peter has more than 10 years experience within the humanitarian field. His experience ranges from first line response to sudden onset natural disasters to complex emergencies and fragile states. He has worked extensively with disaster risk reduction, disaster response and capacity building. He is a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) Team for Denmark. He has been the Project Director of ACAPS since January 2010.
Jude is Training Coordinator for ACAPS. Previously she worked with Merlin as Learning and Development Officer but her involvement in the needs assessment project began at the end of 2008 when she was seconded to help organise the January 2009 workshop on common needs assessment in Bangkok. Before that she worked for five years with a health NGO developing national training for health professionals involved in smoking prevention work. She holds a Masters in Education, health promotion and international development.
Patrice has been involved in relief activities as emergency coordinator and emergency desk for Horn of Africa, middle East, Great Lakes, South East Asia, Central and South America for ten years. He spent two years involved in emergency preparedness projects and training for middle East and Latin America. He is currently the Information Analyst for the ACAPS project, in charge of needs assessment methodology development and support to field operations.Patrice has a B.A. in International Law and Political Science and a Masters degree in Humanitarian Action and Public Health.
Louise is the Communication and Administration Officer for ACAPS covering for Caroline Draveny while she is on maternity leave. Previous to this she was the Communication and Administration Trainee also with ACAPS. Louise holds a BA in International Cultural Studies and a MA in History and Religious Studies from Roskilde University. She has previously worked with administration and communication within the private sector and with DanChurchAid Malawi.
Ragna has been the ACAPS Roster Manager since April 2010. Her background is as Recruitment Coordinator for NRC and as Adviser Emergency Preparedness for Norwegian Church Aid. Ragna has a Masters degree in Political Sociology from London School of Economics and a Masters degree in International Human Rights from the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. She is based in Oslo within the Emergency Response Department of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Adam is working for ACAPS as an assistant supporting the Analyst Team. Adam holds a BA in Political Science from Uppsala University. He is currently enrolled in the Master Program in Political Science/International Relations at the Graduate Institute in Geneva where he focuses his studies on peace building, humanitarianism, humanitarian action, and security studies. Adam recently finished an internship at the Humanitarian Section at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs where he primarily worked with needs assessments and analyses. Previously, Adam has worked in development projects in Ghana and has continued his involvement in the NGO parallel to his studies.
Vassily is part of the Information Analyst team. He has previously worked with Médecins Sans Frontières and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, notably on humanitarian needs and political risk assessments in the Central Asian region. He has specialized on security issues, interstate relations and domestic politics in the post-Soviet space. Vassily holds a BA in History and Russian Studies from the University of Geneva and the École normale supérieure in Paris, a MA in Contemporary History from the University of Geneva and a MA in Asian Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Jamie is the ACAPS Finance and Administration Coordinator based in Oslo within the Emergency Response Department of the Norwegian Refugee Council. He has a BSc in Biology from Imperial College London and a masters in International Development from Middlesex University. Before moving to Norway he lived and worked as a teacher in Maputo, Mozambique and also has experience working with fundraising and project reporting for local NGOs in India and England. He has a special interest in how best to provide education during emergencies.
Anne-Katherine has 13 years of experience in the humanitarian field mostly within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement covering a variety of emergency operations across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As a relief coordinator, head of operation and regional representative, she has been in a wide range of emergency response operations, responsible for launching operations using global response mechanisms as well as developing post-emergency rehabilitation portfolios. Her experience most recently spans interventions such as the Horn of Africa food crisis, the Lebanon conflict, and the Tsunami operation in Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
Pauline is working for ACAPS as a Trainee with the Analyst Team. She holds a Master’s degree in International Business and Management from Grenoble Graduate School of Business and an Advanced Master’s degree in Information Management and Strategic Intelligence from the EISTI. Previously, Pauline has worked in emergency response with Handicap International, the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna, and UNOCHA in Geneva.
Wilhelmina is part of the Information Analyst team. She is a graduate of political sciences from the Free University of Berlin with special focus on international relations, UN-reform and security studies. She has been conducting research on development and humanitarian issues of coordination and aid effectiveness. In previous experiences Wilhelmina has worked with UNOCHA, UNDP, UNDOCO, the European Parliament and with a number of community-level NGOs. Wilhelmina has been working with ACAPS since January 2011 on phase II assessments.