Our representation office in Geneva

NRC’s office in Geneva provides humanitarian policy advice and expertise to the international community. It works closely with the United Nations to ensure that the protection of civilians is central to all international relief work.

The humanitarian policy team in Geneva works on a range of issues, including:

  • Ensuring that the protection of civilians is central to all aid operations
  • Ensuring that humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence are core to humanitarian work
  • Ensuring that humanitarian operations are financed as effectively as possible and funds are distributed efficiently to where they are needed the most
  • Ensuring that assistance and protection are provided based on humanitarian needs alone, rather than being influenced by political agendas such as countering violent extremism
  • Ensuring that education support during crises is prioritised

Because of its experience and legal background, NRC's humanitarian policy team is well-positioned to advise and work with humanitarian policymakers in Geneva, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, UNICEF and the UN's aid coordination body, OCHA.

It also works closely with the as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, non-governmental groups, and permanent missions to the UN.

NRC's humanitarian policy team has had real impact on the global humanitarian policy agenda, and has been able to ensure the voice and rights of displaced people and communities hit by crisis are heard. It has done this by engaging in global processes such as the World Humanitarian Summit, the UN Economic and Social Council, and transforming the agenda of the inter-aid coordination body, the IASC.

The Institutional Partnership Advisory (IPA) team in NRC's office in Geneva works closely with all UN partners, the Swiss government and other government bodies and organisations represented in Geneva in order to strengthen our strategic partnerships, to raise money for aid operations, and to ensure finance for disaster response is spent in the most effective and efficient way possible. The IPA team provides expert advice on Swiss and UN partners to both Head Office and to all NRC Country Offices.

Contact NRC Geneva

Dr James Munn | Director

Maria Keucheyan | Administrator Director’s Office
maria.keucheyan@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3619

Institutional Partnership Advisers

Cecilia Roselli | Institutional Partnership Adviser
cecilia.roselli@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3629

Alberto Rampazzo | Institutional Partnership Adviser
alberto.rampazzo@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3630

Advocacy and Policy Advisers

Kate McGrane | Senior Humanitarian Policy Adviser
kate.mcgrane@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3624

Brooke Lauten | Humanitarian Policy Adviser
brooke.lauten@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3622

Clémence Boutant-Willm | Humanitarian Policy Adviser
clemence.boutant-willm@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3618

Emma Williams | Humanitarian Policy Associate
emma.williams@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3636

Suzanna Nelson-Pollard | Humanitarian Policy Assistant
suzanna.nelson-pollard@nrc.no | +41 22 552 3669

NRC's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is also based in Geneva. The centre is the leading global source of information and analysis on internal displacement. Its data and analysis informs and influences policies by governments, UN agencies, donors and non-governmental organisations. It monitors internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, human rights violations and natural hazard-induced disasters.

For more information, please contact: 

e-mail nrcgeneva.policy@nrc.no

phone+41 22 552 3600

Visit NRC Geneva: 3 Rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland


Key challenges of humanitarian financing

This video highlights some of the key challenges of humanitarian financing and how they can be improved. The video builds on the outcomes of "Money where it counts: Harmonise, simplify and save costs", a project carried out by NRC and Boston Consulting Group (BCG).