Ed Schenkenberg is co-founder and Executive Director of HERE-Geneva, an independent think-tank that works to close the gap between policy and humanitarian practice. HERE-Geneva undertakes self-initiated and commissioned studies and reviews with a view to improving collective performance and the effectiveness of principled humanitarian action, especially in armed conflict. Ed brings to HERE three decades of experience in humanitarian affairs both at the global level and on the ground. He has led major evaluations of responses to large-scale humanitarian crises; has been part of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and various other senior level coordination bodies; and has been Chair of the Sphere Project, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards.
Before HERE, Ed worked as Chief Executive of DARA in Madrid, Spain, where he led the independent research initiatives and evaluations. He has also been the Executive Director of ICVA, the Geneva-based NGO network for coordination and cooperation on humanitarian policy and advocacy with the humanitarian system. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Stichting Vluchteling, a Dutch NGO.
Ed holds a Master of Law degree (LL.M.) in International Law from Leiden University, the Netherlands. He lives in France, on the border with Geneva, Switzerland, is married, and has three children.
Ed is also on twitter and his organization Here-Geneva as well, click here.
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