Jerome Grimaud, MPhil

Jerome Grimaud, MPhil

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Jérôme Grimaud is a Humanitarian worker and accredited mediator. He devoted his first missions to protective accompaniment in Central America and to frontline negotiations in the Middle East before becoming a psychosocial support delegate of the International Movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. He gradually specialized in the field of protection, humanitarian access negotiations as well as humanitarian mediation and dialogue facilitation, both as a practitioner and a trainer. His humanitarian negotiation and mediation experiences range from negotiating access of medical organisations and civilians at check points in the Palestine territories to facilitating humanitarian mediation processes in the Central African Republic. He recent years, he has developed and piloted humanitarian mediation initiatives aiming at improving protection of civilians with several international Non-Governmental Organisations, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Red Cross (Mali, CAR, DR Congo, South Sudan, Lebanon, Afghanistan). He is currently Senior Protection Advisor within the OCHA and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Protection Capacity roster (ProCap). He is also an associate of the European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue. He gives lectures and facilitates training at Durham University, the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies and for several Universities of the European University Network on Humanitarian Assistance (NOHA) in the field of protection, humanitarian ethics, humanitarian negotiation and mediation. He is a research fellow at Harvard University’s Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). His research focus on Humanitarian Negotiation and Mediation as well as Protection.

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