Stefano Toscano
Director, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining
Stefano Toscano

It is not only essential to strive for gender equity at headquarters, but also to promote it in mine action activities. The GICHD fully supports gender and diversity analysis and programming, which lead to more productive and sustainable mine action activities and, ultimately, to significantly reduced impact of explosive remnants of war and landmines on lives and livelihoods.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

Conduct a second gender and diversity audit of the GICHD to systematically evaluate the extent to which the Centre’s main lines of service are in line with the core values, working principles and commitments articulated in its institutional framework, and consider recommendations to ensure that the Centre is fit for the purpose of pursuing its strategic objective ‘Gender equality and inclusion are achieved and women and girls empowered’.
Develop and adopt a Centre-wide policy on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in accordance with relevant international good practice standards.