Mr. Matthieu Laruelle joined the GICHD in September 2019 as an Advisor on Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE). He currently works as the Programme Manager of the EORE programme. In this capacity, Matthieu coordinates the activities of the EORE team aimed at strengthening locally led and owned EORE responses, developing innovative responses to address challenges faced by practitioners, and increasing commitments and resources towards EORE. Matthieu also represents the GICHD as a Core Member of the EORE Advisory Group (EORE-AG).
Prior to joining the GICHD, he held the role of Implementation Support Specialist with the Implementation Support Unit of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (2016-2019). He also managed mine action programmes with HI (2014-2015) and the ICRC (2005-2013) mainly in Africa and in the Americas. Matthieu has a MA in Executive Coaching and Leadership from the University of Barcelona, a MA in Peacekeeping and Security Studies from the University of Rome and a BA in translation and international relations from the University of Louvain-La-Neuve. Finally, Matthieu holds an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) level 2 certification.