Damjan is the Deputy Executive Director at the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, having joined the team in 2020. He is also leading our Universal Human Rights programme, exploring the impact of anti-feminist and anti-gender ideologies on foreign policy, multilateral systems, and human rights, and working towards strengthening civil society collaboration in the protection of the rights of women and LGBTQI* individuals. In addition, he is working on developing intersectional approaches to international cooperation and development policy.
He comes from a background of peace support and security sector reform work, with experience in dialogue process design (grassroots and high-level), collaborative research and strengthening civil society participation in the peace and security sector. Previously, Damjan worked at the Berghof Foundation, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), the Permanent Mission of the Republic of North Macedonia to the UN in Geneva and at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Damjan graduated with an interdisciplinary Master’s degree in International Development from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He completed his Bachelor degree in Politics, Psychology and Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
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