Franziska Heizmann

About me

I hold a master’s degree in law from the University in Zurich and am a Major in the Swiss Armed Forces.

Over the past few years I have been working for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in the Humanitarian Aid Department.

As a Programme Officer, I was engaged in the field of Civil Military Relations, Security and Rapid Response.

I have been part of several missions abroad, as a humanitarian aid expert as well as a military officer.

Since January 2007, I have been working as a freelance consultant, providing consultancies and training in safety and security, crisis management, communications and negotiating.

I have worked in many challenging contexts including Georgia, Afghanistan, Haiti, Syria, Yemen, Morocco, Pakistan, Kenya and Libya.

I am a member of UNDAC and the Chief of Expert Group Security in the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit. I’m also an associate trainer for REDR UK, a trainer for the Centre for Safety and Development and a Pool officer FAS for the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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