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Dr. Alan Bryden

Assistant Director and Head of Division
 

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue areas ad... Read more

Assistant Director and Head of Division
 

Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue areas addressed include the regulation of private military and security companies, business and security sector reform / security sector governance, and cyber security.
 

Prior to joining DCAF, Alan was a civil servant with the UK Ministry of Defence. He has held various policy and project management posts including the Ministry’s focal point for international humanitarian law issues. Alan was also seconded to the UK Department for International Development, working as a project manager in the field of humanitarian demining.
 

Alan holds degrees in medieval history and international relations and a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford. He is a graduate on the International Training Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a member of the Advisory Board for the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform. Alan is widely published in the field of security sector governance.   


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Ms. Anne-Marie Buzatu

Deputy Head
 

Anne-Marie Buzatu is Deputy Head of the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is jointly responsible with the Division Head for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue area... Read more

Deputy Head
 

Anne-Marie Buzatu is Deputy Head of the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is jointly responsible with the Division Head for the planning, implementation and management of the division’s programmes. Issue areas addressed include the regulation of private military and security companies, business and security sector reform / security sector governance, and cyber security.

 

Before coming to DCAF, Anne-Marie practiced human rights law and worked with human rights and humanitarian organisations on rule of law and human rights issues. A member of the Texas Bar, she began her career working in private international commercial law.

 

Anne-Marie holds a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Texas in Austin, a Juris Doctor in international law from a joint program with Tulane University and Paris II Panthéon-Assass, and an LLM in international humanitarian and human rights law from the the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law  and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.


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Ms. Séverine Arroyo-Dunand

Administrative Officer

 

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s Head and programme team.

 

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Administrative Officer

 

Séverine Arroyo-Dunand is an Administrative Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is in charge of the administrative support for the Division’s Head and programme team.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Séverine has held various positions in the private fiduciary sector as well as in NGOs. She has worked for one year for a local organisation in Ecuador, Latin America and has travelled extensively. She is fluent in English, in Spanish and in French, and has a good knowledge of German.

 

Séverine holds a MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Project Management from the Department of Economics of the University of Geneva. In addition, she has completed trainings in fields as diverse as finance management, human resources and gender studies.


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Ms. Alice McGrath-Crégut

Programme Manager
 

Alice McGrath-Crégut is Programme Manager within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

 

Alice is a lawyer and international adviser from Australia.... Read more

Programme Manager
 

Alice McGrath-Crégut is Programme Manager within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

 

Alice is a lawyer and international adviser from Australia. Alice began her professional life as a criminal lawyer and specialized working with indigenous people in remote settings across Australia. Over the last 10 years, Alice has worked as an international advisor in human rights and international cooperation programming in countries across Central Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa. Alice is also a member of the Australian Civilian Corp, attached the Stabilization Branch of the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade. Within this role, Alice has helped to develop civil/military post conflict reintegration planning models, with a focus on raising the profile of children’s rights in longer term justice and security sector reform programming.

 

Alice holds degrees in Law and Arts (European languages) from Flinders University, South Australia and an Executive Master of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law in Armed Conflicts from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law  and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.


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Mr. Jean-Michel Rousseau

Programme Manager

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau is a Programme Manager within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is responsible for the divisional activities to strengthen private security regulation in Latin Americ... Read more

Programme Manager

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau is a Programme Manager within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is responsible for the divisional activities to strengthen private security regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean. He also engages across the Division to reinforce strategic and programme management approaches and capabilities.

 

Prior to joining the Public Private Partnerships Division, Jean-Michel was Head of the North Africa desk at DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division, a position in which he coordinated DCAF’s operations in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. He has worked, and continues to work, as a strategy, governance, and organisational development consultant worldwide. He has also worked for GIZ in Colombia, among other issues on transitional justice, DDR, and risk management.

 

Jean-Michel studied at Sciences Po Paris, Georgetown University, and the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He has taught at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and at the Universidad Externado de Colombia.


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Ms. Nelleke van Amstel

Project Coordinator
 

Nelleke van Amstel is a Project Coordinator within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) on the topic of private security governance and regulation. Most recently she has been responsible for enhancing the i... Read more

Project Coordinator
 

Nelleke van Amstel is a Project Coordinator within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) on the topic of private security governance and regulation. Most recently she has been responsible for enhancing the implementation of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (the ICoC) and establishing the ICoC Association, alongside the promotion of other international and national standards to increase oversight and accountability of the private security sector.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Nelleke worked for the Netherlands Red Cross as a legal advisor on International Humanitarian Law, at ICRC’s Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers, and as a research assistant for Geneva Call on the topic of legal obligations for armed non-state actors.

 

Nelleke holds an LLM from the Geneva Academy in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and an LL.M in International and European law from Groningen University, the Netherlands.

 

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Ms. Lucía Hernández

Project Coordinator

Lucía Hernández is a Project Coordinator within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is mainly responsible for the development of guidance on business and security sector reform / security sector governance.

 

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Project Coordinator

Lucía Hernández is a Project Coordinator within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is mainly responsible for the development of guidance on business and security sector reform / security sector governance.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Lucía was a diplomatic attaché at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), working on Business and Human Rights related issues as well as assisting with ICRC’s multilateral relations. Previously, she was a trainee at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation and she also worked as a Monitoring & Evaluation Programme Officer for the World Food Programme.

 

Lucía holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Pompeu Fabra University and a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies.


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Mr. Andrés Zaragoza

Project Officer
 

Andrés Zaragoza Montejano is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is seconded to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA), wh... Read more

Project Officer
 

Andrés Zaragoza Montejano is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). He is seconded to the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers’ Association (ICoCA), where he provides support for the establishment and the development of its core functions.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Andrés worked as a researcher on Business and Human Rights at the International Peace Information Service (IPIS), a Belgian-based research institute. Before that, he completed a legal internship at the Centre for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in Costa Rica, a NGO providing legal representation to victims of human rights abuses before the Inter-American Human Rights System.

 

Andrés holds a MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex. His academic background is on Law and Business Administration and Management.


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Ms. Anna Marie Burdzy

Project Officer
 

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent international obligations and goo... Read more

Project Officer
 

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to the Montreux Document on pertinent international obligations and good practices related to operations of PMSCs in armed conflict, initiated by Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Anna Marie completed internships at Amnesty International in Vancouver, Canada focusing on raising awareness and support for the Arms Trade Treaty.

 

Anna Marie holds a Master in International History with a specific focus on Russian and Eastern European security from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. She holds a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.


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Ms. Sharon Anderes

Communications/Project Officer

 

Sharon Anderes is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She develops and implements projects seeking to reinforce the role of civil society organisatio... Read more

Communications/Project Officer

 

Sharon Anderes is a Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She develops and implements projects seeking to reinforce the role of civil society organisations as providers of effective oversight and accountability of the private security sector. She is also responsible for the elaboration and implementation of the divisions’ communications and outreach strategy.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Sharon worked as a junior policy analyst at the International Telecommunications Union’s Corporate Strategy Division. Before that, she was engaged in different aspects of communications and media, primarily working in broadcast journalism as a producer, talk show host and international correspondent in South Africa, USA and Argentina. She has also worked as an independent communications and media training consultant for the private sector.

 

Sharon holds a Master’s degree in Political Science majoring in International Relations from the University of Geneva. She also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Media Management as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Journalism and Media Studies with Politics and International Relations from Rhodes University.


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Ms. Teresa Hatzl

Research Assistant
 

Teresa Hatzl is a research assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is providing support to projects related to cyber security.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Teresa worked as a student as... Read more

Research Assistant
 

Teresa Hatzl is a research assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is providing support to projects related to cyber security.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Teresa worked as a student assistant at the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the Karl-Franzens University Graz. Teresa also interned with different NGOs and research institutions, such as the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. 

 

Teresa holds a Diploma Degree in Law from the Karl-Franzens University Graz and a LL.M. in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from the Geneva Academy. 


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Mr. Korbinian Schink

Research Assistant

 

Korbinian Schink is a Research Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

 

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Research Assistant

 

Korbinian Schink is a Research Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Korbinian worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) through the Weltwärts Programme in projects in South Africa and Mozambique. Before that, he completed an internship at the Landtag of Bavaria (State Diet of Bavaria) in Germany.

 

Korbinian is a PhD student at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). His research focuses on conflict dynamics in multi-actor civil wars and counter-insurgency strategies.

 


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Ms. Emmylou Boddi

Research Assistant

 

Emmylou Boddi is Research Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is providing support to projects in the field of private security governance, in particular on the regu... Read more

Research Assistant

 

Emmylou Boddi is Research Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is providing support to projects in the field of private security governance, in particular on the regulation of private military and security companies.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Emmylou interned for the International Commission of Jurists within the Europe & CIS Programme and the Global Security & Rule of Law Program. Before that, she worked at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as an assistant to the Task Force in charge of the 2014 OSCE Chairmanship.

 

Emmylou holds a Master in Public Law from the University of Zürich and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Geneva.


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Ms. Kendra Pengelly

Intern

 

Kendra Pengelly is an Intern within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides support of the Montreux Document and also contributes to DCAF’s emerging Cyber Security project.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Kendra was an Intern... Read more

Intern

 

Kendra Pengelly is an Intern within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides support of the Montreux Document and also contributes to DCAF’s emerging Cyber Security project.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Kendra was an Intern within the European Parliament’s Policy Department for economic and scientific policies in Brussels. She has also interned for the European Parliament Liaison Office to the United States Congress in Washington, DC. She has had additional experiences in consulting on several federal-level Senate and Congressional campaigns and her year-long position at the Center for International Trade & Security.

 

Kendra Pengelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a second Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations from the University of Georgia in the United States. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in International Administration at the Josef Korbel School for International Studies in Denver, Colorado.


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Ms. Adefolakemi Adenugba

Intern

 

Adefolakemi Adenugba is an intern within the Public-Private Partnership Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides support to the implementation of the Division’s communication and social media outreach. She contributes to cont... Read more

Intern

 

Adefolakemi Adenugba is an intern within the Public-Private Partnership Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides support to the implementation of the Division’s communication and social media outreach. She contributes to content development and maintenance for the Division’s online platforms and social media.

 

 Prior to joining DCAF, Adefolakemi worked as a University Technology Assistant at Drew University Technology Centre in New Jersey. She has also volunteered in the World Humanitarian Summit: Global Consultation at the Geneva International Conference Centre in 2015.

 

 Adefolakemi holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in French and Chinese studies with a Minor in Classical Studies from Drew University in New Jersey, United States. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Affairs with a focus in Conflict and Peacebuilding at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. 

 

 


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