WFM-IGP staff

The International Secretariat (IS) serves as the Secretariat for three programs including the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect, and the International Democratic Governance Program. It is the administrative and coordinating body of WFM-IGP and the global network of Member and Associated Organizations.

Led by Executive Director, Dr. Tawanda Hondora, these programs are strengthened and enhanced by the participation and support of the WFM-IGP Member and Associated Organizations. The IS helps coordinate these programs and disseminates information to our members around the world.

 

Executive Leadership

Dr. Tawanda Hondora, Executive Director (The Hague)

TawandaDr. Tawanda Hondora is the Executive Director of World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). WFM-IGP houses and coordinates the work of two leading global coalitions, i.e., the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the International Coalition on the Responsibility to Protect. Dr. Hondora has extensive experience of using research, campaigns and advocacy, grantmaking and strategic litigation to influence change especially in the context of fragile and conflict-afflicted states. He previously worked as an Investments Director in the private philanthropic sector and as Head of Strategic Litigation at Amnesty International, among other senior roles. Between 1997 and 2006, Dr. Hondora - who is a dual-qualified lawyer - worked in private legal practice in the UK and Zimbabwe, including as a partner at the law firm Kantor and Immerman. Dr. Hondora has published on a range of international law subjects including on strategic litigation; international justice; human rights; international investment law; and asset securitization in emerging markets.

Email: hondora@wfm-igp.org

 

Kirsten Meersschaert, Director of Programs (The Hague)

KirstenMs. Meersschaert was appointed Director of Programs of the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy WFM-IGP) in 2015, and currently oversees the programs on the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). She has served as Head of Office of The Hague Secretariat of the WFM-IGP since 2013. Ms. Meersschaert headed the WFM-IGP’s CICC program office in Brussels, Belgium from 2011 to 2013, and continued to oversee the Europe program of the CICC until 2016. Prior to joining the WFM-IGP in 2007, Ms. Meersschaert worked in international development as a consultant on projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, the European Union, regional development banks, and various national governments. Ms. Meersschaert holds a Diplôme d'études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) in Humanitarian Policy from the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris, France; a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam; and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies from New York University.

Emailmeersschaert@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Hugo Strikker, Finance and Administration Manager (The Hague)

Hugo Strikker joined the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) fulltime in 2016. He holds the position of Manager - Finance, Operations and Human Resources. Mr. Strikker holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. He previously worked as an Investment Analyst - Foreign Currencies Portfolio at ING Bank and subsequently as a Finance Analyst - National Health Care with the Dutch government before changing course to the non-profit sector. He subsequently worked for Médécins Sans Frontières (Artsen zonder Grenzen) in several conflict-afflicted countries in East and Central Africa as Finance Admin/HR coordinator and later as a Senior Grants management officer with Hivos, the Netherlands based NGO.

Emailstrikker@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Staff

Virginie Amato, Europe Regional Coordinator (Brussels, Belgium)

VirginieVirginie Amato joined WFM-IGP in 2008, as the Europe Regional Coordinator for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) program. Ms. Amato is responsible for spearheading the CICC’s advocacy in and strategy development and implementation activities the greater Europe region. She works closely with CICC members in Europe, including in countries in which the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is undertaking preliminary examinations or investigations. She also represents the CICC before the European Union, defining and implementing policy initiatives with EU institutions and Member States.  Prior to this role, Ms. Amato held the position of Senior Programme Officer for Europe and Programme Officer for Europe in the CICC program. Ms. Amato holds a Master’s degree in International and European Law focusing on international criminal and humanitarian law, and a Law degree from Aix-Marseille Paul Cézanne University, in France. She also studied at Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy. Ms. Amato speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian and is currently learning Russian. 

Emailamato@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Agustina Bidart, Spanish Communications Officer (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Agustina

Agustina Bidart joined the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) as a Spanish Communications Officer in the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) program. She leads on the creation, translation and dissemination of CICC communications for the Spanish audience. Ms. Bidart obtained a B.A. in Social Communication in 2006 from the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires. Prior to joining the CICC program, Agustina worked in a local press agency, a graphic design/editorial studio and a translation agency. Ms. Bidart speaks Spanish and English.

Emailbidart@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

 

Eliza Fairbrother, Development Associate (New York)

ElizaEliza Fairbrother is the Development/Investments and Fundraising Associate for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). Ms. Fairbrother provides grants management and fundraising support to the organization and its programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies, with a focus in the Middle East and North Africa, from Kenyon College in 2016. Prior to joining the organization in 2017, she worked as an intern for the Department of State program EducationUSA in Tunisia, assisting with outreach, programming and grant management, and taught English as a Foreign Language for AMIDEAST, a leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa.

Emailfairbrother@wfm-igp.org

 

 

Carmela Garcia, Americas Fellow (Lima, Peru)

CarmelaCarmela García joined the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) as a Fellow in the Coalition for the International Criminal Court’s Americas Regional Office. Carmela supports the organisation’s outreach in the Americas and ensures the flow of information to interested NGOs and members of the public. She engages in human rights research in the region, and assists the organization of events by WFM-IGP and CICC member organizations. Ms. García graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in 2015 where she received a Bachelor of Laws degree. She obtained a Diploma on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2016 and is currently enrolled for a Master’s Program on Human Rights at the same university. Prior to joining WFM-IGP, Ms. García served as research assistant at the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and worked as an intern at the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ General Directorate for Treaties. Ms. Garcia speaks Spanish, English, French, Italian and German.

Emailgarcia@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Yasmina Gourchane, Membership and Outreach Associate (New York)

YasminaYasmina Gourchane joined the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) in January 2017. She currently works as the Membership and Outreach Associate leading on WFM-IGP’s engagement with and outreach to new and current member organizations, including for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the International Coalition for Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP). In 2016, Ms. Gourchane received a dual Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University in International Studies, with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa, and French Studies. Prior to joining WFM-IGP, Ms. Gourchane served as a Programme Assistant in the International Law and Human Rights Programme of Parliamentarians for Global Action, a Legal Intern with the CICC program, and an intern in the office of the former President of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann. Ms. Gourchane speaks English and French.

Emailgourchane@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Arden Haselmann, Program Assistant (New York)

ArdenArden Haselmann joined the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) as a Programs Assistant in January 2018. She provides programmatic and administrative support to the entire WFM-IGP team. Ms. Haselmann obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies with a focus in Religion and Genocide from Wheaton College (MA) in 2016. Prior to joining WFM-IGP, Ms. Haselmann worked as a Junior Policy Analyst for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) where she spearheaded a birth registration initiative focused on Article 6 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She has experience in the field conducting research on female identity in Senegal and the concepts of sacred space in post-genocide Rwanda, as well as experience working on organic farms in Costa Rica, in healthcare centers in South Africa and elementary schools in India.

Emailhaselmann@wfm-igp.org 

 

Sarkar Keya, Finance and Administration Officer (New York) 

KeyaSarkar Keya is the Finance and Administration Officer for the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy, providing Financial/Accounting and Administration services. Ms. Keya received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Baruch College in 2016. Prior to joining the organization in 2015, she worked as an Assistant Head Teller for the TD Bank.

Emailkeya@wfm-igp.org

 

 

 

 

Naureen Khan, Communications Officer (The Hague)

NaureenNaureen Khan joined WFM-IGP in February 2019 as a Communications Officer. She leads on the organization’s media and strategic communications portfolio with special emphasis on the Coalition for the International Criminal Court’s communications and media relations. She spearheads efforts to promote CICC member organizations’ work on social media and ensures enhanced collaboration on various campaigns. Ms. Khan holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, India; and a Bachelor’s in Arts Degree with a focus on Political Science, Psychology and English Literature, from Bhopal School of Social Sciences College, India. Prior to joining WFM-IGP, Ms. Khan worked as a Communications Officer at Oxfam International India, leading the communication for the fundraising team, and as a Communication Associate at Amnesty International India, assisting in building communications for the website, donors and various campaigns.

Emailkhan@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Marijke Kremin, Program Associate (New York) 

MarijkeMarijke Kremin joined the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) in May 2018. Ms. Kremin works as a Program Associate in the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) program. She manages the organization’s communications in addition to supporting the programming and advocacy work of the Secretariat. She also serves as the Coordinator of the NGO Working Group on the Security Council, hosted within WFM-IGP. In 2013, Ms. Kremin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with minors in Peace & Social Justice and Spanish Language & Literature from the University of Michigan. In 2017, she also received a Master of Arts from Columbia University in Human Rights Studies focusing on forced migration. Ms. Kremin previously worked with UN Women’s Africa Programmes Division, the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, as well as the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (Cape Town, South Africa) focusing on policy research and advocacy on issues related to asylum seekers, refugees, and gender in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Emailkremin@wfm-igp.org

 

Spencer Lanning, Information Technology (IT) Manager

Spencer Lanning serves as the Information Technology Manager for the World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). He manages the organization’s information technology and computer systems. He plans, organizes, controls and evaluates the organization’s IT and electronic data operations and manages and oversees the organization’s IT systems.  Mr. Lanning holds a degree in Technical Writing, minoring in Information Technology, from Tarleton State University.

Emaillanning@wfm-igp.org         

 

William Pace, Special Adviser (New York)

BillWilliam Pace serves as the Special Adviser at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy. Bill stepped down as WFM-IGP’s Executive Director in February 2019 - a position he held since 1994. He has served as the Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) since its founding in 1995 and is a co-founder and steering committee member of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. He has been engaged in international justice, rule of law, environmental law, and human rights for the past 30 years. He previously served as the Secretary-General of the Hague Appeal for Peace, the Director of the Center for the Development of International Law, among other positions. He is the President of the Board of the Center for United Nations Reform Education. He is the recipient of the William J. Butler Human Rights Medal from the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights.  Mr. Pace has authored numerous articles and reports on international justice, international affairs and UN issues, multilateral treaty processes, and civil society participation in international decision-making.

Emailpace@wfm-igp.org

 

Michelle Reyes Milk, Americas Regional Coordinator (Lima, Peru) 

MichelleMs. Reyes Milk joined WFM-IGP in 2009 in its Coalition for the International Criminal Court program. She worked initially as the Outreach Liaison for the Americas and in 2012 was appointed as the Regional Coordinator for the Americas.  She leads on the CICC program’s strategies and activities in the Americas, including on the ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute, monitoring of the Preliminary Examinations in the region, and cooperation of States with the ICC. Before joining WFM-IGP’s CICC program, Ms. Reyes Milk worked as the Legal Advisor to the Peruvian National Committee on International Humanitarian Law (2007- 2009). In 2004-2005, she worked as a Legal Associate at the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights (IDEHPUCP) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, where she also holds the position of Lecturer on International Criminal Law and Public International Law at the School of Law. Ms. Reyes Milk holds a Law Degree from the Pontifical Catholic University in Peru (LLB), and also holds a Master’s Degree on Human Rights Studies (LLM) from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, in Madrid, Spain. Ms. Reyes Milk is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in French.

Emailreyes@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

Emma Sniegowski, Development Assistant (New York)

EmmaEmma Sniegowski is a Development Fellow for the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP). She assists in grants writing and reporting. Ms. Sniegowski graduated from Kenyon College in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Modern Languages and Literatures with a focus on French and Mandarin Chinese and International Studies with a focus on Politics and Society in Western Europe. She previously taught as an Apprentice Teacher in the Intensive Introductory French program at Kenyon College and worked as a Development and Marketing Intern at a fundraising consulting firm for arts and education non-profits in the Philadelphia area. Ms. Sniegowski speaks English and French.  

Emailsniegowski@wfm-igp.org

 

 

Matteo Tonella, Program Associate (The Hague)

MatteoMatteo Tonella joined WFM-IGP in April 2018 as a Program Associate in the International Secretariat of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). He coordinates CICC meetings and events. Mr. Tonella previously worked in the NGO sector in Italy on youth, peacebuilding and international criminal justice matters.  Mr. Tonella holds two master’s degrees – in Law and International Relations – achieved cum laude, and has a long history of participation in academic students’ associations focused on international and humanitarian themes. Mr. Tonella speaks English and Italian, and is currently learning French.

Emailtonella@coalitionfortheicc.org

 

 

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