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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Classification of Conflicts, Humanitarian Access, Humanitarian Advocacy, Humanitarian Law in Practice, Humanitarian Principles, Integrated Missions and Peacekeeping, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Protection of Civilians, Refugees and IDPs
Leadership & Management of Humanitarian Action:
Actor Mapping, Decision-making

Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak is Director of Operational Development at the Handicap International Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to direct, advise and assist decision-making on ethical and political issues faced by Handicap International in its daily activities; and to enhance Handicap International values and analyses’ influence. Her work includes regular field visits (Albania, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Kenya, Mozambique, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast, North Korea, DRC, Syria/Lebanon among others). The objective of the Handicap International Foundation is indeed to establish a direct link between issues faced in the field and debates at the global level, in order to contribute to change in policies and practices, and learn from field experiences. Before taking up her position with Handicap International, Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak was in charge of international relations for Coordination Sud (an umbrella of 140 French NGOs) from 1998 to 2002. With a PhD in Political Science, Nathalie Herlemont-Zoritchak is also a lecturer at the Centre for Education and research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH) at Geneva University. She has also lectured at the University of Lyon II on public policies and non-governmental action and on multilateral diplomatic negotiations at the University of Paris.