Camilla Schippa provides advice and support to the United Nations Office for Partnership in efforts to build new partnerships with civil society, foundations and the private sector in South East Asia.
She is the Senior Vice President of the Global Peace Index, a tool for measuring the peacefulness of countries and identifying the drivers of peace. Camilla oversees the development of the Index as well as the research carried out, internationally, on and around the index. Developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace in conjunction with the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Global Peace Index has sparked a debate in the media from all parts of the world.
Camilla is also responsible for the Peace and Security portfolio of The Charitable Foundation, a private trust aimed to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible through interventions that are substantially life changing. In supporting peace building activities and development in the poorest areas of the world, Camilla is focused on developing metrics to better understand what social structures and societal attitudes lead to peace.
Camilla is highly experienced in international development work and management of multi-stakeholders partnerships. She has held positions at the United Nations for over a decade. Until early 2008, she was the Chief of Office of the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
Over the years, Camilla guided the development of high impact public-private partnerships in support of the Millennium Development Goals and has contributed to the creation of numerous strategic alliances between the United Nations and corporations, foundations and philanthropists. She managed liaison with regional commissions, UN programmes, funds and specialized agencies, diplomatic missions and NGOs.
As Secretary to the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP) Advisory Board, Camilla oversaw the planning of Board meetings and was responsible for portfolios of funding valued at over US$100 million.
Prior, she worked in the UN Department of Public Information, managing media relations.
Before joining the United Nations, Camilla held the position of Assistant Researcher in the Department of International Economics at the Norges Handels Hoyskolen in Bergen, Norway. She also worked as a consultant for Christian Michelsen Research AS. From 1994 to 1995, Camilla led an Ethno-Anthropological field research in South-East Kenya. She holds an MA summa cum laude in International Political Sciences from the University of Perugia, Italy.