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DRC's Civil Society Engagement

DRC’s mandate for working in partnership with civil society is rooted in our rights-based approach to programming.

The Civil Society Engagement Unit

The Civil Society Engagement Unit:
(1) provides strategic, analytical and operational support to engagement with relevant local, regional and transnational civil society across DRC operations;
(2) implements Civil Society Engagement projects of a global nature; and
(3) spearheads DRC's long-standing engagement with diaspora communities across Europe.

Learn more about our work, key activities and current projects below.

DRC uses the common definition of civil society, being "the realm between the state, the private sector and the family".

What guides our work

As stated in the statutes, DRC’s “… aim is to protect refugees and internally displaced people from persecution and promote durable solutions to refugee problems on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights”.  DRC encourages and supports rights-holders to claim and enjoy their rights.  An important element in expressing these claims is for rights-holders to get organised; and rights holders’ associations, whether formally or informally organised, are an important part of what DRC defines as civil society.  A key role of civil society is to represent the interests of various groups of rights-holders and thereby promote and channel their participation in decision-making and in holding duty-bearers accountable.  Civil society organizations also play a crucial role providing services and support in emergencies, towards reaching durable solutions and to address roots causes to displacement.  DRC’s purpose in working with civil society is to support both aspects, in pursuit of the highest possible benefit to people affected by displacement.

Who do we engage

DRC uses the common definition of civil society being the realm between the state, the private sector and the family.  Civil society encompasses a wide range of actors with varying interests, roles, and mandates.  Some of the civil society actors that DRC engages with include: community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations, foundations, gender-focused and SOCIESC minority organizations, cooperatives, youth and women-led groups, civil society networks and alliances, and the not-for-profit media.  These actors might be local, national, transnational, and formed in the diaspora, and take on various roles in society.   

What are we working towards

DRC’s engagement with civil society is guided by a theory that articulates a desired change we aim to contribute to, one where civil society has increased agency, space and capacity to enable fulfillment of rights of people affected by conflict and displacement.  The full logical pathway to achieving this goal, including our key intervention areas, is illustrated in DRC’s global theory of change for civil society engagement, and can be found in our Civil Society Engagement Strategy here. DRC’s impact statement articulated through the theory of change mirrors global discourse on civil society promoting change in the way the humanitarian system operates to enable greater role for local civil society in humanitarian response.

Civil Society Engagement Resources

Office

Civil Society Engagement

Civil Society Engagement

+45 33 73 50 55 [email protected]

Civil Society Engagement Unit

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Abbas Poya

Field Officer, Kabul

[email protected]
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Adrien Bory

Project Coordinator, Durable Solutions

[email protected]

Alba Cauchi

Country Director

[email protected]

Albert-Philip Burger D'Haem

Country Director

[email protected]

Alena Apon

Administrative Grants Specialist

[email protected]
Alexandra Singpiel (2) (1)

Alexandra Singpiel

DEMAC Co-coordinator

[email protected]

Alice Jenner

Country Director

[email protected]
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Anders Pedersen

Juridisk konsulent, Nordjylland og Århus

+45 28351971 [email protected]
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Anders Knudsen

Special Advisor

[email protected]
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Anne Cathrine Lausten

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Hovedstaden

+45 20422115 [email protected]
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Anne Mette Barfod

Executive Director, Finance, Supply Chain & Risk

[email protected]

Anne-Kristine Moody Jakobsen

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Aarhus og Midtjylland

+45 60268111 [email protected]
Annette Bw

Annette Smedemark Christensen

Project Support, DiPS & H2H

[email protected]
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Annette Spanggaard

Executive Director, Communication & Private Fundraising

[email protected]
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Ann-Sofie Quist

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Nordjylland

+45 26776459 [email protected]

Astrid Boddum Kristiansen

Praktikant, Aarhus

+45 28905012 [email protected]

Audrey Crawford

Country Director

[email protected]
Avin Web

Avin Mesbah

Projektkonsulent, DRC Fritidsindsats

+45 26110622 [email protected]
Beatrice Bw

Beatrice Mauconduit

Project Coordinator, ADIP

[email protected]

Benoit Couturier

Country Director

[email protected]

Bente Bækgaard

Konsulent, dokumentation, kurser og kommunikation

+45 33735243 [email protected]

Birthe Hald

Brussels Representative

[email protected]

Brieuc Le Merle

Country Director

[email protected]

Caroline Aagaard Madsen

Afdelingsleder

+45 26778807 [email protected]

Charlotte Brown

Student Assistant & MEAL Intern

[email protected]

Charlotte Tang Søndergaard

Student, Odense

+45 52192181 [email protected]
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Charlotte Slente

Secretary General

[email protected]

Christian Jacob Hansen

Head of Division for Africa & Americas

[email protected]

Christian Mascaro

Country Director

[email protected]
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Claes Plambech

Konsulent, digital udvikling og kommunikation

+45 22886833 [email protected]

Claus Larsen

Regional Director

[email protected]

Clinton J. Smith

Country Director

[email protected]

Colin Debarbieux

Country Director

[email protected]

Edward Hughes

Country Director

[email protected]
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Elfi Thrane Bemelmans

Project Officer, DiPS

[email protected]

Elise Kokora

Country Director

[email protected]
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Else Tersgov

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Syddanmark

+45 22228165 [email protected]
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Else-Marie Ringgaard

Udviklingschef

+45 28119669 [email protected]

Emilie Brøndum Reeh

Student, Hovedstaden

+45 35368067 [email protected]
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Eva Singer

Director, Asylum

[email protected]

FIELD CONTACTS

For media inquiries

[email protected]

Frederikke Thorning Jacobsen

Projektkonsulent, DRC Fritidsindsats

+45 60268055 [email protected]

Frida Kaae

Student, Hovedstaden

+45 35368067 [email protected]
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Garth Smith

Country Director

[email protected]

GENERAL CONTACT

+30 210 324 3494

Gerry Garvey

Regional Director

[email protected]

Giulia Spagna

Regional Head of Programme / Italy Country Representative

[email protected]
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Gretel Ana Martín Araya

Project Officer

[email protected]
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Hans Bo Pedersen

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Midtjylland

+45 40911951 [email protected]

Heather Amstutz Ferrao

Regional Director

[email protected]
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Helena Brønserud Christensen

Civil Society Partnership Compliance Coordinator

[email protected]

Hélène Daniel

Country Director

+236 72724827 [email protected]

Helle Broe

Administration Coordinator PPE - Humanitarian Disarmament & Peacebuilding

[email protected]
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Helle Hørup

Projektkoordinator, Leg og Læring

+45 26118099 [email protected]

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HR CONTACTS

[email protected]

Ilarija Bašić

Communication Officer

[email protected]
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Jacob Midtgaard

Projektchef

+45 28905320 [email protected]

James Curtis

Regional Director

[email protected]

Jared Rowell

Country Director (Afghanistan)

+93 728900842 [email protected]
Jean Christophe UG

Jean Christophe Saint Esteben

Country Director

[email protected]

Jerry Farrell

Country Director

[email protected]

Jette Thulin

Konsulent, Viden og Udvikling, Integration

+45 26302278 [email protected]

Julian Zakrzewski

Country Director

[email protected]
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Karin Tilsted

Projektleder

+45 26302274 [email protected]
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Katrine Kanneworf

Seniorrådgiver

+45 26770164 [email protected]
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Kenneth Flex

Direktør, Integration

+45 3373 5180 [email protected]
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Khadija Ahmed

Administrative Grants Coordinator

[email protected]

Kia Khatibi

Student, Fritidspuljen

+45 26110622 [email protected]
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Kimie Grønvall

Projektkonsulent, Madfællesskaber

+45 26798005 [email protected]

Kirstine Fjordbak-Trier

Projektkonsulent, Ny mor i Danmark

+45 40636411 [email protected]

Klaudia Witkowska

Communications Intern

[email protected]

Krista Zongolowicz

Country Director

[email protected]
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Kristina Munch Larsen

Projektkoordinator, DRC Fritidsindsats

+45 28906056 [email protected]
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Kristine Bjerre

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Sjælland

+45 23619961 [email protected]

Kyriakos Giaglis

Country Director

[email protected]

Lars Bru Jørgensen

Programme and Operations Coordinator - Colombia

[email protected]

Laura Skifter Andersen

Student, Aarhus, Midt- og Nordjylland

+45 26118039 [email protected]

Laurence Marie Desvignes

Head of Office

[email protected]

Liam Kelly

Country Director

[email protected]

Lilu Thapa

Country Director

[email protected]
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Line Miller Sukrow

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Aarhus og omegn

[email protected]
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Line Trappehave Nielsen

Juridisk konsulent, Syddanmark og Midtjylland

+45 28100061 [email protected]
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Lise Hauge

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Hovedstaden

+45 26775344 [email protected]
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Lone Tinor-Centi

Chef for Frivillig

+45 40180632 [email protected]
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Mads Egeskov Sørensen

Executive Director, People & Organisation

[email protected]
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Mads Ted Drud-Jensen

Seniorrådgiver

+45 33735357 [email protected]
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Maina Abbasi

Project Officer, ADIP

[email protected]
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Maja Gammelgaard

Projektleder

+45 60202370 [email protected]

Maja Lorentzen

Student, Frivilligbasen og børneattest

+45 60268098 [email protected]

Maria Ersvær

Risk and Compliance Coordinator

+45 33735063 [email protected]
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Maria Dyhr Zangenberg

Programme and Operations Coordinator - PPE - Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity

[email protected]

Marianne Badstue

Børn og Familiechef og afdelingsleder

+45 22248762 [email protected]

Marie Duprez

Country Director

+226 64122402 [email protected]

Marina Cremonese

Country Director

[email protected]
Martin Bw

Martin Wolf Andersen

Project Coordinator, DiPS

[email protected]

Martin Vane

Country Director

[email protected]
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Martine Villeneuve

Country Director

[email protected]
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Mathilde Aalborg Nielsen

Projektkonsulent, Bisidderkorps

+45 60268002 [email protected]
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Mathilde Kjær Knudsen

Student, Leg og Læring

+45 60268068 [email protected]
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Mette Blauenfeldt

Sektionschef

+45 26300772 [email protected]
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Mette Fenger

Seniorrådgiver, Viden og Udvikling, Integration

+45 60299573 [email protected]
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Mette Høvring

Projektkonsulent, Venner Viser Vej

+45 60435345 [email protected]
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Michelle Amanda Kallerup Toft

Projektkonsulent, DRC Online

+45 35368067 [email protected]
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Mikkel Trolle

Regional Director (Asia)

+45 33735019 [email protected]
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Mingo Heiduk Tetsche

Head of Unit, Civil Society Engagement

[email protected]
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Mohamed Ismail Mahamoud

Field Officer, Hargeisa

[email protected]
Monika Bw

Monika Grinschgl

Communications Student Assistant, DEMAC

Morten Dreisler

Morten Dreisler

Afdelingsleder Beskæftigelse

+45 28870076 [email protected]
Nana Heltberg

Nana Heltberg

Programme and Partnership Advisor

+45 3373 5000 [email protected]

Natalie Topa

Regional Resilience and Livelihoods Coordinator

[email protected]

Nena Lafuente

Country Director

[email protected]

Nicola Bay

Country Director

[email protected]
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Nila F.K. Noori

Project Officer, ADIP (maternity leave)

[email protected]
Nuri Sharashidze Bw

Nuri Sharashidze

DEMAC Project Grant and Finance Officer

[email protected]
Obaidullah Bw

Obaidullah Abdulhaq

Project Officer, Afghan Diaspora Engagement in Europe

Pauline Wesolek

Regional Advocacy Coordinator

[email protected]

Pernille Hesselbjerg

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Odense

+45 28588882 [email protected]

Peter Sjøstedt

Global Safety Training Coordinator

+45 33735300 [email protected]
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Pia Terslev Johansen

Programme and Operations Coordinator·PPE - Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity

[email protected]
Raphael Bw

Raphaël Capony

DEMAC Coordinator

[email protected]

Richard MacCormac

Head of Danish Demining Group

[email protected]

Rickard Hartmann

Country Director

[email protected]
Rikke Friis

Rikke Friis

Executive Director, Programme, Policy & External Relations

[email protected]

Romain Sztark

Country Director

[email protected]
Sanne Kok Web

Sanne Kok

Projektkonsulent, Venner Viser Vej

+45 60268054 [email protected]
Sarah Meléndez Emory

Sarah Meléndez Emory

Administrative Project Support Officer

[email protected]
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Scott Tind Simmons

Executive Director, Operations - Africa & Americas

[email protected]

Sébastien B. Markovic

Country Director

[email protected]

Shahzad Jamil

Country Director

[email protected]
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Shanna Jensen

Executive Director, Operations - Europe, Asia & Middle East

[email protected]

Simon Nzioka

Country Director

[email protected]
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Simone Skov Mogensen

Beskæftigelseschef

+45 26 77 11 04 [email protected]
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Sine Hav

Integrationsfaglig seniorrådgiver

+45 3373 5110 [email protected]
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Sofia Jarvis

Interim Project Coordinator, DiPS

+45 60268095 [email protected]
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Sophie Marie Buur

Safety Admin Training Officer

+45 37335141 [email protected]
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Søren Jakobsen

Frivilligfaglig konsulent, Hovedstaden

+45 81260079 [email protected]

Stephan Deutekom

Country Director

[email protected]

Stephan Maurer

Head of Geneva Representation

[email protected]

Stephan Petrus Deutekom

Country Director

[email protected]

Sue Clarke

Country Director

[email protected]

Sue Clarke

Country Director

[email protected]
Sumitra

Sumitra Mukherjee

Country Director (Bangladesh)

[email protected]

Susan Clarke

Country Director

[email protected]
Susanne

Susanne Brokmose

Head of Unit, Stand-by Roster -PPE - Humanitarian Strategic Surge Capacity

[email protected]

Taline Elkhansa

Country Director

[email protected]

Theodora Gazi

Data Protection Specialist

[email protected]

Tove Madsen

Projektleder

+45 2835 3606 [email protected]
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Vassiliki Lembesis

Global Civil Society Partnership Advisor

[email protected]

Vassiliki Mitsiniotou

Advocacy & Communications Advisor

[email protected]

Vincent Dontot

Country Director

[email protected]

Wafa Omari

Konsulent, Tryghedsopkald

+45 60579702 [email protected]

Wendy McCance

Interim Country Director

[email protected]
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William Babumba

Country Director

[email protected]

Yadh Bousselmi

Country Representative

[email protected]

Yann Cornic

Country Director

[email protected]

Yann Faivre

Regional Director

[email protected]

Zeljko Toncic

Country Director

[email protected]