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Abigail Jones

Inclusive Risk Reduction

Abigail Jones joined the GICHD in March 2019 as an Advisor on Gender and Diversity. She currently works as the Programme Manager of the Gender, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (GDEI) programme. In this capacity Abigail coordinates the activities of the GDEI team to ensure that gender and diversity are mainstreamed and equality and inclusion promoted in explosive ordnance risk reduction responses. As a member of the Inclusive Risk Reduction (IRR) division, Abigail collaborates with other divisions within the GICHD to ensure that gender and diversity are mainstreamed in all thematic areas, including strategies, operations, standards, EORE, information management, and ammunition management.

Prior to joining the GICHD, Abigail worked as an Advisor for the Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP), an independent organisation building capacity on gender and diversity in the mine action sector. She had a brief hiatus from mine action, during which she retrained as a teacher through the Teach First programme that seeks to address education inequality in the UK. Prior to that, Abigail Jones worked with Danish Refugee Council’s specialist mine action unit the Danish Demining Group as the Global Risk Education Technical Adviser, traveling extensively to all countries in which DDG operated and providing technical advice on risk education related to mines, ERW, small arms, and IEDs, as well as on non-technical survey. She previously worked for the Mines Advisory Group as a Community Liaison Manager in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Abigail Jones holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Birmingham, an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is also a qualified teacher recognised by the UK Department of Education.

  • Organisation Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Division Inclusive Risk Reduction
  • Unit Gender, Diversity Equality & Inclusion
  • E-mail a.jones(at)
  • Working Languages English, French