Christelle Mestre joined the GICHD in October 2018 as Programme Officer. As a member of the Strategic Planning Programme, she supports donor and explosive ordnance (EO)-affected countries in national strategic planning processes, bringing relevant mine action stakeholders together to develop mine action programmes’ strategic orientations. Until early 2021, Christelle's focus also included residual risk management and mine action standards.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Christelle Mestre worked with Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization, where she coordinated country programmes in Guinea-Bissau and Sweden as well as programme development efforts in South Sudan and Myanmar.
Christelle Mestre holds a Master’s degree in Socioeconomics with a focus on Development Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Studies and History from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.