Secretariat

Petra Heusser

Coordinator of the Geneva Global Hub for EiE

Petra Heusser has worked for the past 15 years in the international humanitarian field for the protection of children, refugees and migrants. She has programming and management experience from field locations in Latin America, Africa and Asia and worked with NGOs and UN agencies. Prior to joining the Geneva Global Hub, Petra held the role of Deputy Coordinator at the UNICEF-led Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility, where she also worked to advance initiatives for increased collaboration between education and child protection in emergencies and deployed to over ten emergency contexts.

Nicole Riedle

Partnerships and Policy Engagement Manager

Nicole Riedle joined the EiE Hub with 15 years’ experience in the legal and international humanitarian sectors. A trained lawyer, Nicole worked several years with the ICRC in Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DRC and Colombia where she assumed various roles in the protection and assistance of victims of conflict, including coordination positions. Earlier in her career, she also worked for an NGO dedicated to the defense and rehabilitation of children living on the street in Latin America, contributing to the implementation of its educational activities.

Nicole will be supporting the EiE Hub in its contributions towards the preparations of the ECW High-Level Financing Conference taking place next 16 – 17 February 2023 in Geneva.

Etienne Lacombe-Kishibe

Communications Specialist

Etienne Lacombe-Kishibe is an experienced communications professional who has been working in the non-profit sector since 2006. He moved to Switzerland in 2009, and over the past decade has worked with NGOs focused on a range of topics including education, environment and humanitarian action. Over that time, he has gained a broad understanding and appreciation of Geneva’s unique network of international and civil society organisations. He is fluent in English and French.

Luisa Galindo Garzón

Communications and Advocacy Officer (40%)

Luisa Galindo Garzón is an experienced writer and journalist. After more than 10 years in the sports industry, her passion for communicating and connecting with people redirected her career toward the communications field. Luisa has been developing and managing communication projects in different fields for over 5 years: from strategy development to content creation and campaign implementation. Luisa has been nurturing her humanitarian vocation, e.g. during her three-year enrollment in the firefighter academy, her experience as a professional lifeguard or her work in an NGO. She has also published two books and storybooks.

Odile Blanc

Event Management Consultant

Odile Blanc has recently completed her master’s degree in International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Prior to joining the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies as an event management consultant, she has worked almost two years as a research and production assistant at the ICRC Museum. Passionate about photography and humanitarian history, she worked and specialized on humanitarian iconography. Additionally as part of her master’s thesis, she conducted archival research of the photographic collections of the ICRC Museum.