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Camilla Schippa 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.
Camilla is a Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), based in Sydney, Australia. IEP 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. Its ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index.
In her role of Regional Adviser to the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Camilla continues to provide 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.
Prior to joining IEP, Camilla held positions at the United Nations for over a decade. Until 2008, she was the Chief of Office of the United Nations Office for Partnerships. Over the years, she 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. Camilla 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 yearly portfolios of funding valued at over US$100 million. While at the United Nations, Camilla also assisted in overseeing the activities of the UN Democracy Fund, led the United Nations’ engagement in the area of Sport for Development & Peace and was part of the team responsible for setting up the Peacebuilding Support Office.
Camilla’s career includes experience at the UN, for NGOs, in Academia and in Foundations. She is a published author and public speaker. Camilla holds a dual Swedish-Italian citizenship. Together with her husband she is busy raising two young children.
Recently released IEP publicationsMexico Peace Index explores peace in all 32 Mexican states over the last decade
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