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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 managemen...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 DivisionHead for the planning, implementation and management of th...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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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). Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general managemen...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). Jointly with the Head of Division, he is responsible for general management processes as well as a variety of programme management processes. He also leads the divisional engagement to strengthen private security regulation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Prior to joining the Public-Private Partnerships Division, Jean-Michel Rousseau 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 previously worked as a global strategy, governance, and organisational development consultant, and for German development agency GIZ in Colombia.

 

Jean-Michel Rousseau 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
Programme Manager

Nelleke van Amstel is a Programme Manager in the Public-Private Partnerships Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is mainly responsible for implementation of international standards governing the priva...Read more

Programme Manager

Nelleke van Amstel is a Programme Manager in the Public-Private Partnerships Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is mainly responsible for implementation of international standards governing the private security sector (in particular the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers, ICoC), through policy development, legal and regulatory advisory to national authorities, capacity building of civil society and advice to the private security industry, with a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean and West Africa. 

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Nelleke worked for the Netherland’s Red Cross as a legal advisor on International Humanitarian Law, and as a trainee at the ICRC Unit for Relations with Arms Carriers. Before that, she also worked at Geneva Call, the Geneva Academy and the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

 

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


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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...Read more

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. Anna Marie Burdzy
Project Officer

Anna Marie Burdzy is a Project Officer within thePublic-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 pertine...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 civ...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
Project Officer

Teresa Hatzl is a Project Officer within the Public Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual and practical content support to DCAF’s wider cyber security govern...Read more

Project Officer
 

Teresa Hatzl is a Project Officer within the Public Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual and practical content support to DCAF’s wider cyber security governance work.

 

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, Austria. Teresa also interned with different NGOs and research institutions, such as the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy and Caritas Austria.

 

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


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Ms. Emmylou Boddi
Projet Officer

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officerwithinthe Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content supportto projects in the field of private sec...Read more

Projet Officer

 

Emmylou Boddi is Project Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content 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. Ivana Pattee
Finance Officer

Ivana Pattee is the Finance Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is responsible for the financial reporting and oversight of the Security and Human ...Read more

Finance Officer

 

Ivana Pattee is the Finance Officer within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She is responsible for the financial reporting and oversight of the Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM) Fund. In addition, she provides finance and budget management support to the Division.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Ivana worked as a Senior Project Accountant for a non-profit organization in the Washington, DC area, focused on research aimed at improving children’s lives.

 

Ivana holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the George Washington University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Geneva.

 


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Marlène Wäfler
Marlène Wäfler is a Project Coordinator in the Public-Private Partnerships Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and isresponsible for the implementation of projects in relation to business and the security sector reform. She leads a joint project with ...Read more

Marlène Wäfler is a Project Coordinator in the Public-Private Partnerships Division of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and is responsible for the implementation of projects in relation to business and the security sector reform. She leads a joint project with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which develops guidance and support to the implementation of the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs). She is also the Manager of the DCAF Security and Human Rights Implementation Mechanism (SHRIM), a Trust Fund created to support the implementation of security and human rights good practices on the ground.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Marlène worked for an international NGO called Pact, as a Technical Advisor to help in the field implementation of a  Responsible Supply Chain for minerals sourced from the African Great Lakes region. She also worked for the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a human rights officer. Before that, she worked with the Defense Team for the International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia.

 

Marlène holds an LL.M. from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and a Licence from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.


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Julia Jäckle
Julia Jäckle is a Project Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, sp...Read more

Julia Jäckle is a Project Assistant within the Public-Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). She provides conceptual, practical and content support to DCAF’s work related to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, specifically to the joint DCAF and ICRC project that aims at developing guidance for extractives companies operating in complex environments.

 

Prior to joining DCAF, Julia gained experience as an intern at the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development, where she worked on the intersection of business and sustainable development. Before that, Julia worked as a student assistant at the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Julia holds a Bachelor of Arts HSG in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen.


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