As Europe Director at the Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Beatrice Godefroy is in charge of CIVIC’s engagement with European Governments, the European Union, and NATO in view of promoting better policies and practices to improve the protection of civilians, including through security partnerships, direct military operations, and foreign policy orientations. She also oversees CIVIC’s activities in Ukraine building the capacity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to mitigate civilian harm through improved civilian harm tracking mechanisms, training, national level strategies, and civil-military dialogues. Beatrice brings over 17 years of experience working in conflict countries and humanitarian crises. Prior to joining CIVIC, she served in several leadership roles at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) including as Deputy Executive Director at MSF Switzerland, and as Director of MSF’s Humanitarian Diplomacy (MSF International). Beatrice managed emergency operations in Burundi, Darfur, Chad, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, Haïti, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and Mali. Beatrice graduated from Sciences Po Paris, and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University Paris La Sorbonne. She serves in the Board of Directors of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICOCA) that promotes the responsible provision of security services.
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