Beatrice Godefroy (@BeaGodefroy) is the Europe Director at Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). She engages with European Governments, the European Union, and NATO to promote better policies and practices to improve the protection of civilians, including through security partnerships, direct military operations, and foreign policy orientations. She also oversees CIVIC’s activities in Ukraine, building the capacity of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to mitigate civilian harm in the current conflict in Donbas.
Prior to joining CIVIC, Beatrice served in several leadership roles at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and managed emergency operations in a variety of crisis areas including Sudan, Chad, Sri Lanka, Burundi, Darfur, West Africa, and the Sahel. Beatrice graduated from Sciences Po Paris, and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from the University Paris La Sorbonne. She serves in the Board of Directors of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICOCA), which promotes the responsible provision of security services.