Who We Are

WeWorld-GVC

WeWorld-GVC is an Italian independent organisation born from the merger between GVC Ngo (founded in Bologna in 1971) and WeWorld Foundation (founded in Milan in 1999), with the aim of increasing the impact of their Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid projects in 29 countries worldwide, including Italy.
Together WeWorld and GVC carry out 128 projects reaching over 2,4 million direct beneficiaries and 12,3 million indirect beneficiaries.

Children, women and youth, actors of change in every community, are the protagonists of WeWorld-GVC projects and campaigns in the following fields of intervention: human rights (gender equality, prevention and contrast of violence against women and children, migrations), humanitarian aid (prevention, aid and reconstruction), food security, water and sanitation, health, education and learning, socio-economic development, environmental protection, global citizenship education and international volunteering.

Marco Chiesara is WeWorld-GVC President and Dina Taddia is CEO and General Manager.

MISSION

We work for girls, boys, women and youth, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world.
We support people overcoming emergencies and we guarantee a life with dignity, opportunities and a better future through human and economic development programs (in the framework of the 2030 Agenda).

VISION

We strive for a better world where everyone, especially women and children, must have equal opportunities and rights, access to resources, to health, to education and to decent work.
A world in which the environment is a common good to be respected and preserved; in which war, violence and exploitation are banned. A world where nobody is left behind.

The CPA Inititative Community

The Community Protection Approach (CPA) is based on an ongoing action-research initiative connecting dedicated experts and staff actively involved in the field, and external University and Research institutions and experts. All staff, part of the CPA community, works in the involvement of affected population in different countries to constantly review, update and improve the methodology.

The CPA community is composed by the members of the Integrated Protection Development and Analysis (IPDA) Area, the International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Area (IAPIA), and by the staff working on CPA in the WeWorld and partners' missions.

Integrated Protection Development and Analysis (IPDA) Area

The Integrated Protection Development and Analysis (IPDA) area is a department of WeWorld, created in August 2019. The IPDA is the consolidation of a dedicated Task Force for the capitalization of the Community Protection Approach. The overarching aim is to enhance the quality of WW’s work in the areas of established expertise: CPA Methodology, Integrated Protection (Child Protection, GBV, Data Protection), Data Analysis and Digital Solutions

Integrated Protection Development and Analysis (IPDA) Area Objectives:
I.

Reinforce WWGVC position in international debates and fora through effective rights and evidence based initiatives.

II.

Consolidate, in a sustainable manner, WWGVC Community Protection Approach core competence both internally and externally

III.

Provide concrete and innovative instruments and research to reinforce WWGVC missions and the organization overall capacity

IV.

Establish a network to promote exchange of knowledge, expertise, and experience

The International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Area (IAPIA)

The International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Area (IAPIA) was formed to consolidate the expertise of We World into coordinated actions to push for change in behaviours, actions and policies. The IAPIA keeps abreast of the latest innovations that impact humanitarian and development operations, whilst actively working on policy and advocacy both within the organization and with the larger international aid community as a whole.

The International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Area (IAPIA) Objectives:
I.

Support We World missions and EU programs in increasing visibility and accreditation in regional areas of priority and on a global level, strengthening and contributing to the programmatic priorities of the organization.

II.

Develop instruments together with the Integrated Protection Development and Analysis Area (IPDA) to provide We World missions, partners and the aid community with the tools to operationalize integrated, evidence-based and bottom-up approaches to programming.

III.

Steer International and European policy and debate on core themes, such as human mobility and migration, human rights, Nexus, advocating for greater complementarity of actions between actors, coherence in joint, holistic approaches and for the prioritization of localized responses.

Integrated Protection Development and Analysis (IPDA) Area

Paloma SOLO DE ZALDIVAR

IPDA Area Coordinator & Global Protection Specialist

Julian IBARGUEN

Research and Data Analyst Specialist

Pedro ARRIAZA ALDANA

Global CPA Specialist

Ahmad SHARIF

Digital Solutions Specialist

Sharu TREVISIOL

Data Analyst (EU Aid Volunteer)

Martina BROLL

Protection Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

Lily-Vayer-Ribchester

EAUV Protection Officer

Advocacy & Policy Department

Francesco MICHELE

International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Coordinator

Nicolas GIANNI

Policy and Advocacy Officer

Simona SIMKUTE

Advocacy Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

Anna Maria de Biase

Nexus Intern

Latin America & Caribbean

Alberto SCHIAPPAPIETRA

Regional Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean (Bolivia)

Alice TICLI

CPA Focal Point in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Tiziana ROSSETTI

Country Representative (Nicaragua)

Riccardo Mulas

Country Representative Guatemala

Michelle Molina

Data Analysis Specialist Central America

Mónica Cueto

Data Analysis Specialist South America

Lebanon

Palestine

Caterina DAZZO

National CPA Specialist (oPt)

Hadeel TAHBOUB

West Bank Protection Consortium Project Manager (oPt)

Asia KHALIL

Head of Operations (oPt)

Malak SAEED

Protection Officer (oPt)

Noor NAZZAL

Protection Officer (oPt)

Jinan SARSOUR

Protection Officer (oPt)

Leire FERNANDEZ

Research and Data Analysis Specialist (oPt)

Ahmed ABU DAYAH

Field Officer (oPt)

Bashar JARADAT

Field Engineer (oPt)

Qussay ABU DAWAS

Rural Development Officer (oPt)

Ahmad SAWAFTAH

Field Engineer (oPt)

Fadi Arouri

Advocacy Officer (oPt)

Alaa ETKEDEK

IT Manager (oPt)

Mera FARIS

Social Worker (oPt)

Baraa AMARNEH

Social Worker (oPt)

Tunisia & Libya

Emilie Debreuille

Country Representative

Giovanni Penzo

Junior Project Manager

Margherita Winter

Program Manager

Omar Kenani

Project Manager

Abdullah Abu Salah

Field Supervisor

Ebtisam Al Fakhri

Protection Officer

Ahmed Salem

Field Coordinator

Sara MEGHAR

Data Analysis Specialist

Burkina Faso

Massimo Greggi

Country Representative

Irma di Giacomo

Programme Manager

Mariam Diao

Protection Officer

Mohamadou Balobo

Protection Officer

Abdouramane Tapsoba

Field Coordinator

Josaphate Seynou

IM Officer

Yaya Savadogo

Data Analysis Specialist

Ahmed Ould Zouber

Protection Coordinator

Special Thanks

Ayah BSEISY

CPA Programmes Coordinator

Dominique SBARDELLA

Protection Specialist

Previous members of the CPA Inititative community:

ZITA NAZHA

Protection Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

MELISSIA PETESQUE

Community Empowerment Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

CRISTINA CHIRAN

LRRD Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

LISELOT KATTEMOLLE

Protection Research and Analysis Officer (EU Aid Volunteer)

CHIARA LOZZA

Gender Expert (EU Aid Volunteer)

Alejandra Acebo

Protection Officer

Betina Borova

Global Research and Data Analysis Specialist