THE FOUNDATION

HOPE – Humanitarian OPErations is a private foundation with humanitarian goals constituted in 2017 in Belgium.

HOPE – Humanitarian OPErations brings together the various experiences of its staff and management into an approach that considers emergency and development actions as parts of an overall vision of the possible interventions for the safety of the populations in crisis and post crisis areas.

VISION


A world where victims of environmental disasters, conflicts and social inequalities have the power to build their own future without boundaries in respect of their gender, age, ethnic and religious uniqueness.







MISSION


HOPE aims to convert emergency situations due to environmental distasters, conflicts and social vulnerabilities into opportunities of economic, social and cultural sustainable development, both as individual and community, through promoting indipendence culture and involving the communities themselves starting from the safeguard phase to the achievement of a new daily life.


 
 
 

Board

Jennifer Hubber

President

Jennifer Hubber joined IPSOS Italy in 1998 and has covered since then various key roles

within the company. She was also in charge as President of Western Europe – ASI in the advertising and brand research before being Chief Client Director at Ipsos Global Partnering. Since 2015 she is Chairman of the Board of directors and Managing Director.

Her previous professional experiences see herself at Pirelli as Business Strategy Analyst and then at AC Nielsen as Company Representative, while Jennifer could acquire strategic skills in the customer and international business development.

Jennifer Hubber holds an MBA from the Bocconi University of Milan. She is multilingual and speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Her working experience makes her a skilled professional in matter of marketing and communication.

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Marcello De Angelis

VP and Secretary

Marcello de Angelis is an Italian born professional journalist specialized in international affairs.

He has lived and worked in France, Italy and the UK.

He has been editor of a number of national newspapers and magazines. For a decade has been a Member of the Italian Parliament focusing on issues related to Food and Agriculture, Defence, Communications, Budget and Social Affairs.

He has been a member of the Committee coordinating FAO and the Italian government and of the commission enquiring on the use and effects of depleted uranium in the Balkan and Gulf wars. He has been in the governing board of the Italian Institute of Oriental and African studies and he is a member of the International association for oriental and mediterranean studies.

He has a ten years experience with different humanitarian organizations and has been awarded a merit medal by the Italian Red Cross for his work as a volunteer in Italy and abroad.

He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian

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Valeria Fabbroni

Treasurer

Coming from more than 10 years’ experience as Head of Operations at FSD Valeria has started a few months ago to work for HELPCODE as Humanitarian Program Manager – Middle East and Mediterranean - Migrants Routes.

As Country  and Regional Director for COOPI and other NGOs, she gained a long experience in matter of humanitarian Interventions and cooperation in many countries like Kosovo, India, Palestina, Sudan and Lebanon.

In 2003 she took a short break to study at the Fordham University – Manhattan and get a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance.

Previously graduated at the University of Florence in Architecture, thanks to her experience on the field, she now plays an internationally recognized reference role in the demining sector as technical expert and innovator (she has introduced the use of drones in the demining activities).

Valeria is also specifically competent and skilled in matter of international proposal application, being a trainer for EU procedures for NGOs and EU staff.

She is fluent in English, French, Italian and communicate level in Arabic and Spanish.

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Arianna Calza Bini

Member of Board

With more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian assistance, gender, human rights and development cooperation,

since April 2009, Arianna Calza Bini has been leading the Gender and Mine Action Programme.

Under her leadership the programme has grown to become a reference for the whole mine action sector on gender issues. It has acquired credibility and its services are increasingly requested by operators in the sector.

Before joining GMAP, Arianna worked as Programme Manager and Gender Advisor at the Delegation of the European Union to Brazil, as Gender and Poverty Officer at the UNDP country office in El Salvador and as Junior Expert and Gender Focal Point at the Delegation of the European Union to Central America.

Arianna’s academic background includes a MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, UK, and an advanced university degree in Economics from the University of Rome, Italy.

She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Swedish

Arianna is based in Geneva with extensive travel to countries affected by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.

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Luigi Giannini

Member of Board

He is primarily a recognised expert in  International Law and has been co-operating nationally and internationally with corporations and organisations operating in the fishery sector.

He worked in Somalia, Angola and Congo Brazaville and gave skilful support in the  implementation of projects aimed to the fishery business development in African countries.

Starting from December  2017, he has taken the lead of the National Federation of Fishing Industry Federpesca as its new President.

The federation is based in Italy and beside offering legal protection and advisory to ship owners and companies operating in the fishing industry business, it contributes to size up globalisation strategies with a close look at developing countries, trying to implement long terms sustainable fishing business development projects.

Luigi is based in Bari (Italy). He is fluent in English, French and Italian.

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Management

Federico

Gallas

General Manager

Over 15 years of experience in international cooperation. After several years as freelance in development cooperation projects he worked in the Balkans (Albania), the Middle East (Lebanon and Syria) and Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia) as project manager for an Italian NGO.

In the same organisation he became Head of the Project Office, with tasks related to economic development, human resource management and relationship with the institutions. For four years, he has been an executive director of an Italian NGO, where he was involved in strategic planning and development of new opportunities for intervention.

Lecturer in Project design in crisis areas at the Cattolica University of Milan.

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Angela

De Santis

Head of Program Development Office

15 years of professional experience in the areas of crisis management and humanitarian aid. As a regional focal point at GICHD (Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining) and later as a Humanitarian Demining Consultant, she has gained extensive experience of dedicated programs in Africa and Latin America (Colombia, Ecuador and Chile).

She has elaborated the ad-hoc work plans, which including also specific training courses and the monitoring their execution. She fluently speaks Spanish, English and Italian, she has solid writing skills in scientific articles and project reports, and she has a deep knowledge of humanitarian demining, victim assistance, post-disaster environment management and environmental restoration, conflicts in America Latin, and capacity building.

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Francesco

Cianciotta

Head of Operations Office

He has been operating since the late 1980s in the field of marketing intelligence. Expert in analysis and evaluation of market potential. In this field, he has served as a consultant for a leading TLC industry for a decade, monitoring its development at international level. In this context, he has worked in more than 25 countries in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and South America. As expert in Market Potential Estimates, he has collaborated for three years with the Politecnico of Milan in the Mobile Payment Observatories. For some years, he has developed performance evaluation models for consulting firms in the field of design innovation.

He has been a consultant of Foundations and NGOs in the field of communication and internal organization projects.

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Alessandro

Mancini

Humanitarian Demining Manager

Explosive and demining expert for over 15 years with technical skills acquired in the special force of the Serenissima Lagunari (Italy) for 8 years. In 2006, he began his humanitarian activities in several scenarios (Middle East and South America). Since 2014, he has been in Colombia as Director of the Local Offices of Two Italian NGOs. In this context in 2016 he followed and completed the process of accreditation of  the first Italian NGO working in Colombia in the field of humanitarian demining. In the area of cooperation and development, it has followed directly aid programs for Colombian native communities, including projects devoted to women victims of paramilitary abuses in Colombia. In addition to Italian, he speaks fluent Spanish and Hungarian.

 

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GBV Unit

Gender Based Violence Unit

Rokiatou

Diakite

Based in Bamako (Mali), she is deeply committed to the cause of women and girls with disabilities, being herself one of them. Her personal experience has always been a motivating force to commit herself for the rights of disabled people, with particular concern for women, girls and children. She has been awarded an expertise certification by the  Convention Internationale Relative aux Droits des Personnes Handicapées. (CDPH) in 2014.

Her experience in the GBV issues, particularly focused on more vulnerable people with disabilities, has lead Rokiatou to play a referring role for international and national institutions and organisations: she officially reported to GMAP for the situation of women and girls with disabilities during the confict in Mali in 2016, as well as to UMAFH (Union Malienne des Associations et Comités de Femmes Handicapées) and the 64°  CEDEF session at the United Nations. For UNMAS she organised the international day to the memory of all victims of landmines in Mali in 2017.

She is very active in her community as well as internationally: she is member of  the Union Malienne des Associations et Comités des Femmes Handicapées (UMAFH), of Emploi Intégration des Handicapé pour le Dèvelopment (EIHD)  and other local associations operating with disabled people.

She is fluent in English, Franch and Bamanan

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Fabrizia

Galvagno

She is a trained journalist and media activist specialized in campaigns of awareness for the empowerment of discriminated minorities, women and vulnerable groups.

Since August 2017 she is in charge to represent HOPE Foundation West Africa in order to develop and implement projects focused on Women’s and Girls’ Rights and gender equity. The aim is to develop and implement projects where women and girls themselves  are engaged in promoting their rights through the active collaboration with social civic and grassroots organizations, institutions and media.

In 2014 she founded RadioForSocialChange (www.radioforsocialchange.org), since then she is a training program in radio aimed at social change and a platform for radio and associations to produce and distribute stories with strong potential for social change and emancipation of vulnerable groups.

From 2009 to 2014 she has been Chief Editor and Trainer at "DOCUSOUND. Storytelling for social change" (www.docusound.org) which also co-founded. Docusound is an international online platform for production and distribution of radiodocumentaries with potential for positive social change; DOCUSOUND is also a media training course aimed at minorities' inclusion.

She is fluent in Italian, French and English and communicate in Spanish and Wolof

Fabrizia is based in Dakar since ten years

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Nelly Gertrudys

Osorio Duarte

Lawyer, specialized in Colombian Constitutional Law, with more than 23 years of experience in issues related to the defense and protection of Human Rights, with extensive knowledge of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

She has worked as an officer of the General Prosecutor's Office of Colombia in the area of Human Rights and Humanitarian International Rights, and as a mediator in the complicated region of Catatumbo, where she has fought for the defense of Human Rights.

During the last years, exercising her profession of lawyer, she has represented in different cases victims of the armed conflict both in the penal and administrative courts.

Furthermore, she has worked in the public and private sector as an external consultant for the Organization of Ibero-American States and she is currently practicing her profession independently.

She speaks Spanish and has a good knowledge of English and Italian.

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Partnership

Halo Trust

Eoditec

AJS

CARITAS Jugu i Shqperise