A former diplomat and aid official, then NGO executive, Beris Gwynne has broad experience of international relief and development programming, research and policy development and advocacy on accountability and effectiveness issues. She led World Vision Australia’s International Programmes Group for a number of years before joining The Foundation for Development Cooperation, based in Brisbane Australia. In 2008, she was joined World Vision International as Partnership Leader for Global Accountability. In this role, Beris initiated a comprehensive review of World Vision initiatives to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, including gender based violence and child protection. She is World Vision International’s Senior Focal Point on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and is a member of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) PSEA Task Force and Co-Chair of the IASC Task Force on Accountability to Affected Populations. In 2010, Beris was appointed to lead World Vision’s Geneva Office, where health, human rights, and humanitarian affairs staff work on a range of health initiatives.
Ensuring Reproductive Health in Conflict and Emergencies