Kaisa Laitila

Kaisa Laitila

Protection, Gender and Inclusion Delegate, Bahamas Operation

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Working Groups: Programming Sectors--Protection, Gender, Inclusion

About this Speaker / Orador / Conferencier

Since 2014, Kaisa has coordinated various IFRC work streams related to gender equality, sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response and child protection in Geneva, Nairobi and Kuala Lumpur. In her most recent position as Global Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) in Emergencies Officer, Kaisa led the evidence-building of PGI as a core area of all IFRC emergency response operations (surge optimization) and she has provided field-based technical support in cyclone response in Mozambique and population movement operations in Uganda and Bangladesh and is currently deployed to the hurricane recovery operation in the Bahamas. Previously Kaisa worked with post-war human rights issues at the Embassy of Finland to Croatia. Kaisa holds a Master’s Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Helsinki and has experience in gender and peacebuilding research from Bosnia Herzegovina.

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