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Irene Pavesi

Policy Senior Researcher


Irene Pavesi joined the GICHD in September 2019. She is a Senior Researcher in the Ammunition Management Advisory Team and the External Relations, Policy and Cooperation Programme. Her responsibilities include mapping assistance and cooperation activities in ammunition management and supporting the development of assessment methodologies on the safe and secure management of ammunition. She is also tasked with conducting research in support of exploring the state of play and potential way forward for the GICHD in relation to small arms and light weapons.

Prior to joining the GICHD, Irene was a researcher at the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey. She carried out extensive research on small arms – including on international trade, transfers and transparency – and their impacts on development. She has authored several publications on transparency in the small arms trade, as well as on issues pertaining to measuring and monitoring lethal violence. She also worked as a consultant at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, where she specialized in international crime statistics, with a focus on homicide statistics.

Irene holds a PhD in criminology from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan.

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
Ammunition management advisory team
Working languages
English and Italian
Active in mine action topics
SD, ASM and EOD / Ammunition safety management (ASM)
SD, ASM and EOD / Explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)
SD, ASM and EOD / Stockpile destruction