Marc Bonnet joined the GICHD in April 2015 as Head of the Risk Management Division. He monitors and coordinates a team of mine action advisors who are specialists in security and development, strategic planning, transition and national ownership, operational efficiency and land release, management of residual ERW, ammunition technical operations and ammunitions safety management.
Prior to joining the GICHD, Marc Bonnet was Programme Manager of the United Nations Mine Action (UNMAS) office in Colombia. Marc Bonnet is a past Director of Handicap International - France and he has worked for Handicap International - Belgium and Norwegian People Aid running development and humanitarian mine action programmes in Cambodia, Laos and Burma. Other roles have included Senior Technical Advisor for Mine Action at the UNDP in Angola, Country Director for Fondation Suisse de Deminage and Programme Manager for UNMAS/DPKO/UNIFIL in South Lebanon and Colombia.
Marc Bonnet has extensive experience in international cooperation with national authorities and non-governmental organizations in conflict, post conflict and development contexts. He has worked in all aspects of policy development and strategic planning, information management and programming, rehabilitation, socio economic reinsertion and victim assistance, demining operations and land related issues.
Marc Bonnet holds a Master’s degree in International Humanitarian Law and diplomas in Management and Psychology all from Aix-Marseille University in France.