Steering Group

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The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies Steering Group is the independent governance and oversight body of the Hub. The Steering Group is made up of the initial co-signatories of the GRF-pledge and founding members, and guides the overall strategic work of the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies on behalf of the broader membership.

Ambassador Manuel Bessler

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Deputy Director General, Head of Humanitarian Aid Department and Head of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit

Ambassador Christian Frutiger

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Assistant Director General and Head of Thematic Cooperation


Meritxell Relaño

Deputy Director, Office of Emergency Programmes, UNICEF

Yayoi Segi-Vltchek

Chief of Section of Migration, Displacement, Emergencies and Education, UNESCO

Dean Brooks

Director, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Maria Agnese Giordano

Coordinator, Global Education Cluster

Michelle Brown

Coordinator, Global Education Cluster

Yasmine Sherif

Director, Education Cannot Wait

Mark Chapple

Head of Education, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Karl Blanchet

Director of the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies and Professor in Humanitarian Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Moira Faul

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Executive Director of NORRAG (Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training)

Rebecca Telford

Chief of the Education Section at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency