Hezekiah Abuya was recruited in February 2015 and was already a senior NorCap roster member. He deployed directly to South Sudan, UNICEF and is now in Iraq for UNICEF. Hezekiah is a human rights lawyer with over 20 years professional working experience in the United Nations and NGO sector. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public. He has a long record of human rights advocacy, protection, international refugee law, IDPs and international humanitarian law and of working with national authorities to pursue durable solution. He has in this aspect worked and coordinated the Protection Cluster and the national child protection sub-cluster in different countries around the globe. Hezekiah has previously served on UN missions to Afghanistan, South Sudan, Philippines, Liberia, Fiji, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya and Sudan.
Daniel Ladouceur was recruited in the early summer, directly deployed to South Sudan and has recently been deployed to DRC with UNHCR. Daniel has over 20 years of international experience in policy development and management in the sector of protection, governance, and rule of law in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Immediately after graduating from Montréal University in 1995 with a major in Criminology, he joined various international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) working as a humanitarian aid in complex emergencies such as Rwanda, Bosnia, and Dr Congo. In 1998, he joined the United Nations; first with UNICEF / Operational Lifeline Sudan as a Regional Programme Officer coordinating emergency response in South Sudan, then United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Somalia as an inter-agency coordinator in 2001. In 2002 he transferred to justice and security sector reform as a senior manager / policy advisor still with UNDP. From Sierra Leone to Haiti and from Somalia to Afghanistan, Daniel held various post as a DDR advisor, SSR advisor, Community Security manager, and ministerial reform. In parallel, Daniel has been closely involved in capacity building; facilitating conferences and, developing and facilitating trainings at the Barcelona Center de la Pax, the International Peace Support Training Centre for East Africa, and Universities in Barcelona, Haiti, Sierra Leone, and Somalia.
Dalia Aranki is an Inter-Agency Senior Protection Adviser (ProCap) and was most recently deployed to the Yemen crisis as a Senior Protection Advisor to the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and Humanitarian Country Team (HCT). Dalia previously worked managing the Norwegian Refugee Council’s ICLA (Legal Assistance) Programme in Lebanon. Dalia has worked in a range of humanitarian contexts and countries for more than a decade, including Darfur, Gaza and, most recently, Lebanon. A qualified lawyer in England, with further studies in public international law, Dalia has worked mainly on protection and rule of law projects with the UN and NGOs, including setting up and managing protection and legal aid programmes for displaced and conflict-affected populations. In addition to standalone protection work, Dalia has been involved in initiatives to integrate and mainstream protection in other sectors, including Shelter and Education.
Fedde Jan Groot joined ProCap in the summer and is currently completing an extended deployment to Columba. He is originally from the Netherlands although he currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Fedde has a MA Social Anthropology (1976, Amsterdam) and has a strong language base with English, French, Spanish, German. Since leaving UNHCR, he has continued his involvement in refugee and humanitarian issues through consultancies. Between 1986 and the end of 2011, he served in various functions with UNHCR in the Field and at Headquarters and led large-scale (refugee and IDP) emergency operations in the Field. At Headquarters, Fedde has taken initiatives aimed at strengthening the linkages between protection, humanitarian assistance and durable solutions (inter alia by improving monitoring and resource allocation through the introduction of Results Based Management). Throughout, he has been involved in integrating the results of program evaluations, insights from field operations and new policies into capacity building of humanitarian staff. In addition to UNHCR he also has some experience from the WB and The Dutch Refugee Council in the Netherlands.
Nicola Dahrendorf is a Social Anthropologist and Lawyer. She has just returned from Nigeria where she is working as a Humanitarian Adviser to UK DFID on the Boko Haram insurgency. In the past she has had extensive experience within the UN, (UNHCR, UNICEF and UN DPKO), NGOs, the UK Government (DFID and Stabilisation Unit), and in academia with the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and King’s College London. In the UN, she worked primarily in humanitarian emergencies and peacekeeping operations, in Haiti, DRC, Rwanda, East Timor, Bosnia and Cambodia. At DFID she worked as Regional Conflict Adviser for West Africa, as a Humanitarian Adviser and as Senior Security and Justice and Conflict Adviser on call for the UK tri-departmental Stabilisation Unit, on Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan. Her overall professional focus has been on peace-building and conflict resolution, security and justice reform in fragile environments, protection of civilians and on sexual and gender based violence. She has recently been working as an independent consultant and is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London.
Nicolas Coutin is a French National with long standing humanitarian experience mainly focused on assistance and protection of displaced population. He enjoys being in the deep field and has solid management, programme and operational experience. He has also worked with the designing of Information Management System, coordination, representation and advocacy related issues. At a professional level he has a strong interest for renewed strategic thinking and innovation, through contextual, systemic and evidence-informed analysis informing new ways to respond to protracted conflict in fragile context. Nicolas is fluent in both French and English.
Erin Mooney is a senior protection adviser, field practitioner and researcher, focused since 1992 on forced migration, human rights and humanitarian issues, in particular the protection of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other civilians. She has worked in over 25 humanitarian crises, extensively in Africa, the Middle East, the Balkans, Caucasus, Asia and the Americas. A senior protection adviser with the United Nations, Protection Capacity (ProCap) project since its establishment in 2005, she has been deployed to bolster protection responses in numerous humanitarian crises – recently deployed to UNICEF and the UN RC/HC following the earthquakes in Nepal in April and May 2015. Erin is currently completing a deployment to the OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa (Kenya) and her previous deployments include: Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, Georgia, Bosnia-Herzegovina etc.)
Michelle Berg currently works as an independent consultant, providing advice, research, and training on internal displacement, refugee issues, protection of civilians in conflict and natural disasters. She does writing, research, and training on civil-military cooperation for US Forces, Canadian Forces, NATO, the Leadership Development and Education for Sustained Peace Program (LDESP), of the Naval Post Graduate School, and various Peacekeeping Centres. Additionally, she serves on the PROCAP Senior Protection roster. Ms. Berg has extensive experience (over 20 years) working overseas on humanitarian missions both with the United Nations (UN) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Since 2001, Ms. Berg acted as an NGO and Human Rights Subject Matter Expert for the Canadian Forces Staff College. She has also worked for the Canadian Defense Academy, the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre as a Senior Trainer, the Peace Support Training Centre in Canada, and training US Forces in Fort Irwin, California, Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Vicenza, Italy.Ms. Berg has published articles about refugee and displacement issues in the World Refugee Survey, for the Brooking Bern Institute on Internal Displacement a publication about child soldiers for the International Bureau for Children’s Rights, and a paper on civil-military coordination for the Humanitarian Policy Group. In 2011 and 2012 she conducted a major research study for UNHCR and WFP on the use of cash and voucher transfers considering protection and gender, and updated the research in 2014.
Christine Watkins has taken an interesting path from her first career as a mountaineering and kayaking instructor, to a second career focused on human rights with a focus on child protection. Christine has for the past fifteen years worked in the field of humanitarian action and primarily focused on children’s rights within armed conflicts. An initial focus over a number of years on children who were recruited or used by armed forces or armed groups, led to her involvement with the development of the mechanism for monitoring (MRM) grave violations against children in conflict (as mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1612). In this sphere she lead the development of the global field manual and training toolkit; and worked with UN offices in 6 countries to establish the mechanism. She is one of the lead trainers for ProCap and has recently worked on the review and development of the inter-agency training package. She believes it important to be active in field work and able to relate to participants on courses she works on. At the end of last year, she worked with the oPt Protection Cluster focusing on protection mainstreaming and a developing a protection strategy for IDPs. Last year found Chris in Gaza on a ProCap deployment with OCHA and currently has a contract with UNICEF and the global cooperation to develop a child protection policy to be implemented throughout its business. When not working, Christine can still be found in the mountains.
Penelope Muteteli holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, MA in Development Studies and BA in Law. She joined the Procap Roster in 2011. She has more than 15 years of experience in humanitarian and protection in both post conflict and natural disaster setting working for UN agencies (UNHCR, OCHA, Unicef and WFP), NGOs (IRC, Oxfam GB and Child Fund) and Donor (DFID) as a Humanitarian Adviser. In deployments in countries such as Mali, Pakistan, CAR, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia Mozambique, Angola, Brazil and East Timor, Penelope specialises in protection, cluster and inter-cluster coordination. In this capacity, her role included developing protection cluster's strategies, advocacy, advisory role to the Humanitarian Coordinator and Humanitarian Country Team on protection concerns, durables solutions for returning refugees and Internally Displaced Populations. Also, Penelope has expertise in areas of prevention of statelessness, assessment and protection analyses, early recovery coordination, working with UN MISSIONS (DPKO) on issues of protections of civilians, the rule of law, policing, humanitarian access and the civilian character of IDPs sites/camps. Penelope is currently deployed with UNHCR in Pakistan.
Charaf Moulali has been a member of ProCap, the Protection Standby Capacity Project since 2012. He is a French native speaker, fluent in English with good command of Arabic and Italian. He has a post-graduate diploma in Social Changes and Development and holds a Master Degree in Economics and Management. Mr. Moulali has been working in the humanitarian field for over 15 years, advancing from a volunteering position in Burkina Faso as Project Manager to managing, as General Delegate, an international child rights based organization covering 12 countries of intervention with management of 34 employees, 40 international and 2000 local staff.He is strongly committed to the humanitarian work and dedicated to promote the international humanitarian law and international human rights law and a true believer in the Sustainable Development Goals as a tool for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Through his field experience, he has developed a wide experience in emergency, post conflict and development programs as Country Director - Iraq, Myanmar, Sudan, Head of UN Office – Libya, Iraq, as ProCap Senior Protection Advisor – Sudan, Iraq, Central African Republic. He has a good understanding of the United Nations system, agencies modus operandi, missions and coordination structure.
Laurie Wiseberg has been with ProCap since 2006, with competencies on developing policies and strategies for IDPs, in displacement and in the search for durable solutions; coordination of protection work, including protection clusters, in both natural disasters and conflict scenarios; capacity building and training on protection and on human rights monitoring; and trouble-shooting in emergency response situations – she has been seconded to UNHCR, OHCHR, UNICEF, OCHA and to several UN Peacekeeping Missions. Once an academic, with a PhD in international and African politics; for many years the Executive Director of a human rights NGO focused on human rights documentation and capacity building; and subsequently, a member of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Wiseberg has done more than some 20 missions in countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan (both Darfur and South Sudan), Nepal, Timor Leste, Mongolia, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Malawi, Uganda, Northern Nigeria, Central African Republic, the Philippines, Southern Turkey, and the Solomon Islands. Laurie is currently deployed to Ethiopia with UNHCR, focusing on protection mainstreaming and durable solutions.
Paul White is a lawyer from Adelaide in South Australia who joined the UN interagency Protection Project (PROCAP) in 2006. Paul attended St Ignatius College at Athelstone in South Australia. He is a graduate of University of Adelaide Law School. He completed a Master of Laws with Merit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He worked with community legal centres and the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement in South Australia before joining the Jesuit Refugee Service to establish a project that enabled Australian lawyers to provide legal advice to Vietnamese asylum seekers in Hong Kong. Paul is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Law at Flinders University in South Australia. After several assignments with UNHCR his first ProCap assignment was in Uganda with UN Human Rights. He has also worked in Sudan with UNICEF, in Myanmar, Nepal and Iraq with UNHCR and in Bangkok, Rome and South Sudan with WFP. His current deployment is in OCHA where he is adviser to the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator of the Syria Crisis. Among other things Paul has worked on Female Genital Mutilation, Statelessness, durable solutions, protection in food security and established or led Protection Working Groups and Protection Clusters in several places.
Chris Mougne is a social anthropologist and demographer with more than 35 years’ experience working with refugees and IDPs, in situations of conflict and disaster - with UN Agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, OCHA and UN Women) and INGOs (Save UK, IRC and ICMC). She is a fluent French and Thai speaker with specialist focus on SE Asia, but also has extensive field experience in Central and West Africa and the Middle East. She is an active member of both ProCap and GenCap rosters, was deployed as child protection sub-cluster coordinator in Tacloban following Typhoon Haiyan, and is currently serving as Regional Gender Advisor in Asia-Pacific, including a surge deployment to Nepal following the April 2015 earthquake. Her key strengths include strategic analysis and consensus building.