Kaitlin Hodge joined the GICHD in November 2017. As Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Officer, she provides substantive, organisational, logistical and technical support for the management of the risk education portfolio. Kaitlin also serves as Secretary to the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education Advisory Group (EORE-AG), for which her responsibilities include planning and organising meetings of the EORE-AG, acting as the point of coordination for information circulation and data collection, and liaising and coordinating with other forums and coordination bodies including the Global Protection Cluster and Mine Action Area of Responsibility.
Kaitlin Hodge previously served as Operations Directorate and Gender Officer. In this capacity, she provided support to the Director of Operations in overseeing the GICHD Operations portfolio and served as focal point for gender and diversity at the GICHD.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Kaitlin Hodge coordinated a leadership initiative between the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and Center for Creative Leadership, consulted for a violence and crime prevention initiative of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in South Africa and was a Princeton in Africa Fellow for the World Food Programme in Malawi. She has also held internships with several peacebuilding and human rights NGOs in the US, UK and Central Africa.
Kaitlin Hodge holds a Master's degree in comparative conflict analysis from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor's degree in government and African studies from Smith College in the US.