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

CEO of IPSOS Italy and Member of the Board of IPSOS SA. She has worked for Pirelli (Strategic Studies), then went on to deal with market research first in Nielsen, then in CRA. These experiences allowed her to acquire strategic skills in the development of international markets.

 

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Marcello De Angelis

VP and Secretary

He has a long experience as a journalist specializing in international affairs. Former Senator and Italian MP, he has worked in the humanitarian aid sector for over 10 years. After collaborating with numerous NGOs, today he is the of Head of the Cabinet of the Italian Red Cross Presidency.

 

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Valeria Fabbroni

Treasurer

Head of the humanitarian program of the HELPCODE NGO in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, she previously worked for over 10 years as Head of Operations for FSD (Fondation Suisse de Déminage), gaining extensive experience in humanitarian operations and cooperation in many countries.

 

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Arianna Calza Bini

Member of Board

Director General of GMAP - Gender and Mine Action Program - since 2009. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of humanitarian aid, human rights, gender violence and development cooperation. She holds an MPhil in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK.

 

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Luigi Giannini

Member of Board

International law expert with extensive knowledge of African realities (Somalia, Angola, Congo Brazaville, among others), he is President of Federpesca, Italian federation of the fishing industry, through which he provides advice and legal support to shipowners and companies operating in fish industry.

 

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Management

Federico

Gallas

General Manager

He has 20 years of experience in the field of international cooperation. He worked as a Project Manager and Head of Project Management Office at NGOs operating in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East. Until 2017 he was Executive Director of an Italian NGO, where he has dealt with strategic planning and development. He is a lecturer in project design in crisis areas at the Catholic University of Milan.

 

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Angela

De Santis

Program Development Office Manager

She has over 15 years experience in managing projects in crisis areas. She was Regional Focal Point for GICHD (Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining) and Humanitarian Demining Consultant in Africa and Latin America. She holds a Ph.D. in Remote Sensing, Cartography and GIS, a master in international cooperation and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

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Francesco

Cianciotta

Communication and fundraising Manager

Since the 80s he has worked in the marketing intelligence as an expert in the analysis and assessment of market potential in the international sector, for many companies and for the Politecnico di Milano. He developed performance evaluation models for consulting firms and worked with NGOs in the field of communication and internal organization.

 

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Alessandro

Mancini

Humanitarian Demining Manager

Expert in explosives and demining for over 15 years, with technical skills acquired in Italian Navy special forces. Since 2006 he has worked in the humanitarian field in different crisis scenarios (Middle East and Sout America). Since 2014 he has managed the local offices of two NGOs in Colombia, accrediting there the first Italian NGO in the field of humanitarian demining.

 

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Sylvia

Gersbach

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

She has worked for over 20 years in the profit sector, overseeing operations, and account and product management. Wanting to bring the quality assessment from the profit world to the nonprofit, she holds a master's degree at the Catholic University of Milan where she got in touch with HOPE. She is in charge of ensuring the quality of the social impactof the interventions.

 

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Thematic Units

 

Nelly Gertrudys

Osorio Duarte

GBV Unit

Lawyer, specialized in constitutional law. Sha has over twenty years experience in international humanitarian law and in issues related to the defense and protection of human rights. She was an official of the Colombian public prosecutor in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law, as well as a cultural mediator in the Catatumbo region, fighting for the defense of human rights.

 

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Fabrizia

Galvagno

GBV Unit

Based in Dakar, Fabrizia is a journalist and media activist specializing in awareness campaigns for the emancipation of discriminated minorities, women and vulnerable groups. Since 2009 she has been Chief Editor and trainer at "DOCUSOUND. Storytelling for social change", an online platform for the production and distribution of radiodocumentaries for social change.

 

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Ignazio

Rosenberg Colorni

Social Business unit

Entrepreneurship, social business, communication, management: these are the main strengths of his professional experience, characterized by an entrepreneurial approach. Being in charge of the conception and implementation of initiatives and projects he has acquired competencies and flexibility that are decisive for the success of start-up and changemanagementin SMEs.

 

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Partnership

Halo Trust

AJS

CARITAS Jugu i Shqperise