Programme Manager Public Outreach, Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict, The Hague, The Netherlands
Marte Hellema is the Programme Manager Public Outreach at the Global Secretariat of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), coordinating its media strategies and public campaigns. She is also the regional coordinator for Asia Pacific. Before taking up these functions, she worked on a variety of different projects for GPPAC since joining the organization in 2004. For example, she was one of the editors of the publication “People Building Peace II: Successful Stories of Civil Society”; a member of the organizing team of the global conference in 2005; and served as regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean from 2006-2009.
Before joining GPPAC, Hellema also worked on security and defense issues and with youth and diaspora groups on conflict prevention and peacebuilding as a project coordinator and trainer. Hellema has a background in political science and international relations with a focus on conflict studies, specifically disarmament of small arms and light weapons, from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands and the University of Granada in Spain