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Hakan Shearer Demir
Consultant , Council of Europe
Strasbourg, France
International cooperation, humanitarian aid and development professional with over 20 years’ experience in inter-governmental as well as local and international non-governmental organizations. Specialized in community-based approaches to sustainable development, displacement and heritage, with a specific focus on gender equality and social development of marginalized communities.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
GEOGRAPHICAL WORK EXPERIENCE:

2011 – present: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Georgia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Lithuania, Northern Macedonia, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine.

2001 - 2010: Afghanistan, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Serbia, Syria, Turkey. Based in Rome, Italy, involved in humanitarian actions in remote for Sri Lanka, Iraq, Somalia, Angola, Chad and Sudan.

1991 - 2000: Turkey, USA, Italy

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

2018 – Present - INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Council of Europe / Directorate of Democracy

European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement, European Heritage Days, Faro Convention, Strategy 21. France, Italy, Azerbaijan.

2009 – 2018 - COUNCIL OF EUROPE

Program Manager / Administrator - Directorate of Democracy (DGII)
-Administrator responsible for the implementation of the Faro Convention, with specific focus on community based civil society initiatives and local sustainable development and an emphasis on the inclusion of minority communities.
-Led the Joint Project EU/ CoE COMUS project in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.
-Led the Joint Project EU/ CoE Support to the Promotion of Cultural Diversity (based in Pristina, Kosovo)
-Managed files for the Local Economic Development initiatives in South East Europe.

2007-2009 - INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT

Kosovo (Intersos) – strategic planning and capacity development of local stakeholders providing direct services to IDPs and refugees in ex-Yugoslavia and Lebanon.

Cyprus (International Centre for Migration Policy Development - ICMPD/ European Union)
Provided technical support to over 100 civil society organizations / informal groups on project design and planning, and strategic planning for the EU funds. Carried out a mapping exercise of local organizations and their needs to be addressed by follow-up programs.

Belgium (ICMPD / UNDP) – Provided conceptual input and practical experience on capacity building for small scale actors in the area of project management and design for EU/UN Migration and Development Initiatives implemented in 16 countries.

Syria/Lebanon (Intersos) – Conducted assessment missions and designed a program in the Syrian Arab Republic to address needs and conditions of Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers.

Turkey (UNHCR field office Istanbul) – Researched and developed project proposal to meet the integration needs of Chechen refugees residing in Istanbul. Provided training for local personnel on project design and planning.

2002-2006 - INTERSOS

Strategic Management Advisor to the Secretary General - Rome, Italy
Head of Mission – Kosovo

Strategic Advisor to the Management Board, Organizational Development / Change - Rome, Italy

Deputy Head of Mission/Project Manager - Kabul, Afghanistan

2000-2001 - CULTURAL SURVIVAL
Program Director, Education and Advocacy – Cambridge, MA USA

1998-1999 - UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Program Office - Field Officer – Kirklareli Refugee Camp, Turkey

Master's Practicum in Regional Policy Office for Refugee Children and Program Office in Ankara, Turkey.

1998 - MEN’S RESOURCE CENTER FOR CHANGE
Director of Youth Programs – Amherst, MA USA

1995-1997 - HAMPSHIRE EDUCATIONAL COLLABORATIVE
Instructor – Northampton, MA USA

1993-1995 - UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION
Program Development Coordinator - Ankara, Turkey

Education:
-PHD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE; local-based responses to forced displacement and local governance following displacement. University of Strasbourg – Strasbourg, France. 2020.
-MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL AND INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT; Sustainable International Development and Training. SIT Graduate Institute - Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. 1999.
-BACHELOR OF SCIENCE; Education Faculty. Middle East Technical University - Ankara, Turkey. 1990.
-CERTIFICATE IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE; University of Siena– Italy. 1991.
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, French, Italian, Turkish
    Nationality:
    Turkey , United States
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