Helena Ziherl holds a Master degree in International History and Politics, obtained at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
Before joining the SNIS, Helena worked several years for the Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed forces (DCAF), Geneva, where she held the position as project coordinator for civil society projects in South East Europe. In addition, Helena has working experience with other NGO’s, such as the Geneva Call and the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership International (HAP), Geneva.
Helena is responsible for the day-to-day management of the research projects and the organisation of the SNIS awards. She also contributes to the various networking activities provided by the SNIS and work on mulitmedia projects.
Currently learning Portuguese, Helena has earlier acquired basic knowledge of Spanish which she studied in Cuba and Guatemala during her year of travel around the world in 2010. She is already fluent in English, French and Swedish.