Magdalena Stefańska Part of the European Advisor Team

Magdalena Stefańska Magdalena Stefańska Humanitarian aid, civil protection & scientific research

Magdalena's biggest asset is more than 20-year experience, first as a volunteer and then as a specialist in humanitarian and development aid, humanitarian education and social support. Her areas of interest include: strategic planning, organization development, capacity building, and cultural awareness in humanitarian context.

Currently head of international cooperation in the Polish Red Cross, Magdalena is also a member of the International Humanitarian Law National Commission, First Aid Program Commission and leads the Red Cross Emblem Protection National Committee. She has coordinated many projects related to i.a.: international humanitarian law of armed conflicts and humanitarian principles dissemination, disaster management, health and healthy lifestyle promotion, tolerance and anti-discrimination education, road safety. In her daily work she watches over building and developing long-term relationships with the components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, government, public institutions, universities and business partners.

Magdalena completed a PhD in economy at the Warsaw School of Economics. She is a lecturer at the Military Center for Civic Education, collaborates with the Warsaw University and War Studies University. She does research on effectiveness of humanitarian and development aid in complex emergencies. She is an author of many scientific articles.

Experienced as a facilitator of the Organizational Capacity Assessment and Certification process (OCAC) based on the respective training provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Magdalena facilitated the OCAC self-assessment in a number of National Red Cross Societies in Europe.

Since 2018, she has been supporting High Level Coordination (HLC) trainings within the European Union Civil Protection and now works as part of the Resilience Advisors Network on International projects.

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