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Governance

Governance is ensured by our Board of Trustees. Operations are delegated to the operations team, and this team is in charge of managing the programmes.

Board

Our Board of Trustees defines the vision, the strategies and the key pedagogical concepts. It provides the direction for the programmes and projects, participates in the fundraising and manages the foundation. It develops our collaborations with public institutions, international organizations, NGOs and private partners. Its members contribute by their guidance to ensure a sound and growing development in Switzerland and internationally.

The Board comprises:

 

Delia Mamon

President and Founder,
Designer of the Education methods and contents for peace-culture based education

Since September 2005


Design a transformative and holistic vision for quality education enriched by the concepts and tools of the culture of peace (values, attitudes, skills, outcomes).

Biography and motivation CV

Prof. Philip D. Jaffé

Member, expert in children’s rights

Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and trained in clinical and legal psychology, Professor Philip D. Jaffé co-founded and, until 2019, directed the Interfaculty Centre for Children’s Rights (CIDE) at the University of Geneva (Sion, Valais).

Biography and motivation

Suzanne Simon-Senn

Member, Secretary

Trained as a nurse, she worked for ten years at the Geneva University Hospitals, then for 28 years as a surgeon’s scrub nurse. After her initial involvement in the organisation of our support committee, she has renewed her commitment to Graines de Paix by taking on the role of secretary.

Biography and motivation

Stéphanie de Mestral

Member

Senior Vice-President at de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Cie (PPT), a pioneer of responsible investment and of Ethical, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria for businesses, Stéphanie is motivated to help children through her active involvement in the foundation.

Biography and motivation

Maya Page

Member

Maya is Head of the Legal and Compliance department at Notz Stucki Group. She offers us her legal and administrative expertise.

Biography and motivation

Control body

The Control body is BONNEFOUS AUDIT SA, Geneva. Their responsibility is to audit the accounts and verify that these respect and report according to the Swiss GAAP RPC 21 Norm regarding accounting transparency.