Secretariat

Petra Heusser

Coordinator of the Geneva Global Hub for EiE

Petra Heusser has worked for the past 13 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.

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.

Solène Frund

Communications and Advocacy Associate

Solène Frund recently obtained her Master’s degree in Children’s Rights from the University of Geneva. She has previous experience working as an administrative assistant and social worker and is passionate about strengthening the effectiveness of humanitarian action. Solène supports the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies two working days per week with communication, events organization and other activities. She is fluent in English and French.

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.