Arianna Calza Bini joined the GICHD as Head of the Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP) division in March 2019. The GMAP division works to reduce risk from explosive ordnance in a gender and diversity sensitive and responsive manner, and ultimately to achieve gender equality, inclusion and empowerment of women and girls.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Arianna headed the Gender and Mine Action Programme as an independent organization for ten years. Under her leadership GMAP became the reference for advice and technical assistance on gender mainstreaming in mine action. Previously she was Programme Manager and Gender Advisor at the EU Delegation to Brazil; Gender and Poverty Officer at the UNDP Country Office in El Salvador; Junior Expert and Gender Focal Point at the EU Delegation to Central America in Costa Rica. Arianna Calza Bini holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, UK, and an advanced university degree in Economics from the University of Rome, Italy.