Ms Calza Bini has over 20 years of experience of development and humanitarian projects and programmes of international and non-governmental organisations of which 14 at senior management level. She has expertise in Gender, Peace and Security, Development, Mine Action, Disarmament, Human Rights, Institutional Strengthening.
Since 2009 Ms Calza Bini leads the Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP), an international expert organisation based in Geneva working for the reduction of suffering faced by women, girls, boys and men from landmine and other explosive remnants of war by ensuring that they participate and benefit on an equal basis from mine action activities. She is a member of the IMAS Review Board, of the GICHD's Advisory Board, and an International Gender Champion.
Before joining GMAP, Arianna worked as Programme Manager and Gender Advisor at the Delegation of the European Union to Brazil; as Gender and Poverty Officer at the UNDP country office in El Salvador; and as Junior Expert and Gender Focal Point at the Delegation of the European Union to Central America. Arianna's academic background includes a MPhil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies in the UK, and an advanced university degree in Economics from the University of Rome, Italy. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and Swedish.