Since 2016, Jocelyne Nahimana works for the African Union Commission as a SSR Expert. She assists theimplementation of the AU SSR Policy Framework and DDR Program. Before, she worked in Madagascar asconsultant and supported to draft the SSR Policy Paper. She has 17 years’ experience in Governance and SSRas former Programme Manager of Security Governance in Burundi; and as Representative of two international organizations (ABA-ROLI and AWEPA).
Ms. Olivia Douwes is a Programme Officer at Netherlands MFA, Department of Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid since March 2016. Working in the Stability & Security Division on Security Sector Reform and Humanitarian Mine Action. Academic background: Masters Development Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. Bachelors Anthropology & Development Sociology at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Marije Balt is an expert on international policy advice, founder of SpringFactor research & consultancy and university lecturer. She now works for the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). Marije is a former Netherlands government diplomat with nearly 25 years of experience working in and with fragile regions in the Balkans and Africa and worked with the Dutch MFA's Stabilisation and Peacebuilding Unit (EFV).
Joaquin Zuckerberg is a programme officer at the Terrorism Prevention Branch, UNODC. He previously workedas a lawyer representing victims of terrorism, genocide, crimes against humanity and other serious humanrights violations. He holds an LL.M. from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Ottawa. He received his M.A. in International Development at Carleton University and his B.A. in International Affairs from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ambassador Paul Bekkers is Special Envoy for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in crisis situations and leads the Corona Taskforce at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Development Co-operation of the Netherlands. Over the past four years, until March 2020, he was Deputy Head of the Secretariat at the OSCE in Vienna. Since March he is Special Envoy for MHPSS. In the years before 2016, he has been Director for Health, Gender and Civil Society, Ambassador for HIV/Aids and SRHR, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Malaysia, Poland and Belarus.
Maria van Ruiten is the Policy Advisor for Conflict Transformation at Oxfam Novib.
The Platform’s Advisory Committee comprises representatives of civil society organizations, knowledge institutions and government.
Professor Brandon Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O'Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) in Northern Ireland. He trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. He has undertaken consulting and research work, and participated in various peace and reconciliation initiatives in multiple countries. He has written extensively on psychosocial issues, and carried out a multi-year study on psychosocial issues and peacebuilding.
Devota works as the Head of Programs at Refugee Project. She has worked with refugees and in the humanitarian sector for the past 15 years.. Devota is a member of the World Refugee Council and previously worked at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, IOM and UNHCR. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University, Uganda and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Kent, England.