Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop


Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop





Ed Schenkenberg is the Executive Director of HERE-Geneva, an independent think-tank founded in 2014 that looks at the gap between policy and humanitarian practice. HERE-Geneva delivers reports and studies, which aim to influence policy, fuel debate and dialogue, and change behaviour. For more information visit:

Ed has HERE 22 years of experience in humanitarian affairs. He has worked as ex Executive Director with DARA, a Madrid based humanitarian research and evaluation organisation, and ICVA, the Geneva-based humanitarian NGO network. Ed’s special interests include issues such as humanitarian principles and standards; coordination; and protection. His latest field missions and reports cover Syria and the Syria region, Sudan, and the Pakistan Monsoon floods (2010). Ed has participated in many high-level forums and coordination bodies with governments, UN agencies, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and NGOs. He has been the Chair of the Board of the Sphere Project in 2006 -2008.

In the 1990s, Ed Schenkenberg worked with MSF in Amsterdam, where he set up the Humanitarian Affairs department, and overseas. Ed Schenkenberg holds a masters degree (LL.M.) in International Law from Leiden

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