Sally Airs Shevach

Sally has eighteen years experience in the humanitarian sector. She has held leadership and operational roles in the United Nations and other leading international organisations, including eight years based in the field.  She has worked in situations of armed conflict and complex humanitarian emergencies in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Sally has a specialised interest in international law and protection, and technical expertise in research, policy, training and facilitation. Her recent work includes co-authoring the Australian Guidelines for the Protection of Civilians for the Australian Defence Force, Australian Federal Police and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Other recent publications include Civil-Military-Police Coordination in Disaster Management and The Forgotten Priority: Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies. Sally is an experienced trainer and facilitator for UN, government and NGO clients. In 2016-17 she led UNHCR’s protection in disaster preparedness training for the Humanitarian Country Team and other humanitarian actors in Myanmar and government actors in the Philippines. Sally is also a regular trainer on international law and protection for the Australian Red Cross.

Sally has a Master of Public and International Law, is a member of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) and is an Expert Member of the Research for Development Impact Network.

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