Mark van Embden Andres
Advocacy Director, Elva Community Engagement
Mark van Embden Andres is in charge of finding new and effective ways to apply Elva worldwide. Mark joined Elva recently, after working for the Netherlands Embassy in Georgia on development, democratization, conflict transformation and humanitarian relief in the South Caucasus. He is eager to use this experience to maximize Elva's potential.
Elva Community Engagement (www.elva.org) builds innovative web and mobile tools that connect citizens in Africa, Asia and Europe with humanitarian organisations to monitor and resolve local issues of concern. Local communities and international organisations are using our tools to monitor a wide variety of important issues, such as humanitarian assistance, conflict management and election observation. Elva's pioneering work is being recognized and supported by leading international organisations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).