Olivia R. Fernandes is a Human Rights and Participatory Growth focused International Development Practitioner. Her work spans the areas of Disarmament, Complex Humanitarian Emergencies, Indigenous Rights, post-conflict rehabilitation. She has worked in the DMZ area of Central Vietnam where she gained broad field experience working in all five sectors of Humanitarian Disarmament. She has also worked closely with First Nations communities across Canada in Community Development, Emergency Preparedness, and Emergency Responses. She is currently an Awards Officer with Save the Children where she manages a portfolio of humanitarian projects across six countries.
Olivia holds a BA. in Psychology from York University and an Honours Post Graduate Certificate in International Development from Humber College. She believes in the importance of recognizing and addressing humanity and human behaviour in all development and humanitarian endeavours.
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