Ívar Schram

Ívar Schram

CEA Delegate in Bahamas Hurricane Dorian emergency response
IFRC/Iceland Red Cross

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Working Groups: Programming Sectors--Community Engagement Accountability

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Ivar began his career within the RC/RC movement in 2008 as a hotline counselor at the Icelandic Red Cross’ National Hotline, which subsequently inspired his academic career. Hence, Ivar completed a B.A. degree in Social Work after which he worked as program manager of the Iceland´s National Hotline for 5 years. With Iceland being prone to disasters such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and avalanches, Ivar supported the process of integrating the IceRC´ hotline into the National Civil Protection Mechanism as the main national hotline during emergencies and disasters. Since then, the IceRC’s hotline is systematically activated as the main information hub during emergencies and disasters in Iceland, with the IceRC being the Civil Protection´s key humanitarian actor in the field of mental health and psychosocial support. After completing an M.A. degree in International Relations in February 2017, Ivar joined the IceRC’s international department and has since then been working internationally on behalf of the Icelandic Red Cross to facilitate humanitarian and development programs, and to provide technical support to RC/RC NSs in West Africa, Middle East, and the Southern Caucasus region. In 2019, Ivar joined the IFRC CEA Surge roster and was subsequently deployed to the Bahamas after completing the IFRC CEA Surge training in Kenya.

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