Phossdey Sambo
I am from Cambodia and was living there until I went for master degree in Brisbane, Australia. After there, I moved to Singapore for ten months and now I am living in Geneva, Switzerland with my husband and a son. I am impressed with the number of non-profit organizations located in Geneva. It brought me a message that in this world there are a lot of people who in need, not just Cambodian. So I hope any single knowledge and skills I have can be contributed to those who need it.
— Phossdey, Switzerland
Pierre Branciard
Young Graduate student, with a Master Degree in Social and Solidarity Economics in France, I had a first experience with the UN, during an Internship at UNISDR in 2012. I want to pursue this experience helping in the organisation of the Global Platform in May 2013. I seek with this volunteering to bring my knowledge and competences for the organisation of UN's conferences. This ICV will be an opportunity for me to meet international organisation and NGO, as my professional project is to work on the field of International Relation.
— Pierre, France
MARIA AMPARO TORTOSA-GARRIGOS
http://amparotortosa.wordpress.com/ Sociologist – Universidad de Barcelona, Master of Arts in International Politics at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, postgraduate on “Middle East” at the CESEDEN-Ministry of Defence, “Expert on Terrorism and Political Violence” at the Universidad de Granada, and following PhD. Specialization since 1998 in security-terrorism, Arab/Muslim world, Latin America, international politics, conflicts, and democratization processes. Collaborates with think tanks and academic centers: doing reports, master programs and conferences in universities, Diplomatic School, NGOs, and institutions of the Ministry of Defense, and at the ECEME in Brazil in 2013. Many researches and publications on these topics. Followed international courses and seminars, now as lecturer in universities and other institutions. Working since 2002 as observer-consultant for international organizations in conflict and post-conflict countries. Worked for EU-UN-OSCE-Carter Centre missions in Brussels, Guatemala, Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Belarus, Nicaragua, East Timor, Ukraine, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Italy, Tunisia, Brazil, Georgia. Also worked as advisor at the Spanish Ministry of Defence 2004-12, and as Program Manager of the Centre to Counter the Appeal of Terrorism of UNICRI-UN in 2010 in Italy. Advisory services in the field of security in risk areas, and collaborating with mass media. Ability to asses situations, political-security analysis, diplomatic relations at different levels, the dominance of the interview technique, and a strong background reporting, researching, coordination and deployment of teams and security-logistic operations in risk scenarios. Extensive experience writing reports, drafting, interviews with stakeholders, and dealing with all type of governments and authorities. National Award of the Ministry of Defense 2009, EU medals for the mission in Iraq.
— MARIA AMPARO, Switzerland
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