Camilla Schippa

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Camilla is the Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) which produces the Global Peace Index. Camilla has over 15 years of professional experience in building new initiatives for development and peace, guiding public-private partnerships, leading teams and coordinating vast public outreach efforts. Her first-hand expertise is in intergovernmental organizations, philanthropic strategy and academic research.

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), based in Sydney, Australia, is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit research organization dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measurement; uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity, and by promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that drive peacefulness.

Camilla manages the day-to-day operations of IEP including the development of the Index as well as the research carried out, internationally, on and around the index. Camilla is also responsible for the Peace and Security portfolio of The Charitable Foundation, a private trust aimed to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible through interventions that are substantially life changing. In supporting peace building activities and development in the poorest areas of the world, she is focused on developing metrics to better understand what social structures and societal attitudes lead to peace.

In her role of Regional Adviser to the United Nations Office for Partnerships Camilla provides advice and support to the United Nations in efforts to build new partnerships with civil society, foundations and the private sector in South East Asia. Camilla is also a member of numerous expert groups including the UN’s expert reference group for the Global Consultation on Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Club de Madrid’s Shared Society expert group.

Camilla is highly experienced in international development work and management of multi-stakeholders partnerships. She has held senior positions at the United Nations for over a decade. Until early 2008, she was the Chief of Office of the United Nations Office for Partnerships, within the Executive Office of the UN Secretary- General. In this role, she advised on the management of the US$1 billion partnership between the United Nations and Mr. Ted Turner’s UN Foundation and assisted in overseeing the activities of the recently established UN Democracy Fund. Camilla also led the United Nations’ engagement in the area of Sport for Development & Peace and was part of the team responsible for setting up a new Peacebuilding Support Office at the United Nations.

Over the years, Camilla guided the development of high impact public-private partnerships in support of the Millennium Development Goals and has contributed to the creation of numerous strategic alliances between the United Nations and corporations, foundations and philanthropists. She managed liaison with regional commissions, UN programmes, funds and specialized agencies, diplomatic missions and NGOs.

As Secretary to the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) Advisory Board, Camilla oversaw the planning of Board meetings and was responsible for portfolios of funding valued at over US$100 million. Prior, she worked in the UN Department of Public Information, managing media relations.

Before joining the United Nations, Camilla held the position of Assistant Researcher in the Department of International Economics at the Norges Handels Hoyskolen in Bergen, Norway. She also worked as a consultant for Christian Michelsen Research AS.

From 1994 to 1995, Camilla led an Ethno-Anthropological field research in South-East Kenya. She holds an MA summa cum laude in International Political Sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy.

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