Meet our Social Protection Programme staff at the ITC-ILO Turin.
Building on scientific excellence and practical Know-How, the ITC’s international social protection staffs are conceptualising and implementing learning activities that respond to the latest developments. Using leading pedagogical practices facilitates the learning process and enhances the impact.
Experienced course assistants support the implementation of training activities and assist participants with all administrative matters.
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Luísa Guimarães has run the Social Protection Programme since 26 September 2011. She began her career in 1988 as legal adviser to Portugal’s Ministry of Labour and Solidarity. She was then an adviser on social issues to the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the European Union, an adviser to the Secretary of State for Social Security, chair of the committee that regulated the framework law on social security and Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Labour and Solidarity. In 2005, Ms Guimarães became Vice-President of the Board of Portugal’s Institute for Social Security, the Portuguese Government’s delegate to the Social Protection Committee of the European Union, and National Coordinator of a report on social protection and social inclusion presented by the Portuguese Government to the European Commission. In 2010, she became the focal point for poverty and social inclusion issues within the national reform programme that is part of the EU 2020 Strategy. In January 2011, she was elected Vice-Chair of the Social Protection Committee of the European Union.
Félix Martín Daza has a degree in psychology from the “Pontificia” University, Salamanca, Spain, and a post-graduate qualification in enterprise management from Spain’s “Escuela de Organización Industrial” business school. He has been a public official at the National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work within Spain's Ministry of Labour and Migration, where he was in charge of research, training and technical assistance with occupational safety and health. While there, he wrote several articles and booklets, and co-authored six books, mostly on occupational psychology, ergonomics and training techniques. He joined the Centre in 1996 as an associate expert involved in activities for Latin American countries. Since 1999, he has been in charge of training activities and the production of teaching material on occupational safety and health, labour inspection and working conditions for the Social Protection Programme.
Miriam Boudraa holds an advanced degree in European business law and in political science from Robert Schuman University, Strasbourg, France. She also holds an advanced degree in international relations, with a specialization in European Union law and policy on immigration and asylum, from the Institute for European Studies in Brussels. She has worked for the Ministry of Justice in France, where she prepared a comparative report on the legal system in Tunisia and Algeria. She then worked for the European Commission’s “EuropeAid” office, before moving to Burkina Faso on a project concerning access to basic education, then to Algeria, where she managed a project on SME development for the Delegation of the European Commission. She also assisted the head of operations and cooperation with follow-up to the European neighborhood association agreement. Since 2006, she has been working for the Social Protection Programme of the ITC-ILO, where she is responsible for activities on labour migration and HIV/AIDS.
Charles Crevier runs social security training activities at the Centre. From 2008 to March 2010, he was the technical manager of Quatrain Africa, a project designed to enhance financial governance capabilities of social security institutions in Africa. From 2003 to 2008, he worked as an actuary in the Social Security Department of the ILO in Geneva on numerous technical cooperation projects concerning actuarial matters and financial governance in Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Charles graduated from Laval University (Canada) in actuarial science. He is a guest Professor at Maastricht University and Mauritius University, and he is regularly delivering lectures at international conferences.
Juliane Drews has been a Programme Officer within the Social Protection Programme since October 2010. She designs e-learning platforms, facilitates social security activities and is the Programme’s webmaster. Juliane began her professional career in 2007, as a fellow of the Carlo Schmid Programme at the ILO Office in Budapest. As a member of the employment team, she designed training manuals, drafted papers on youth employment and ran training workshops. She is familiar with social security schemes and OSH through her research on giving disadvantaged groups better access to decent work. In January 2009, Juliane joined the German Development Service’s “Promotion of Democracy” programme in territories under the Palestinian Authority. She was seconded as an expert to an NGO, whose organizational development she facilitated. She also ran capacity-building activities and managed projects. Juliane has studied in Leipzig, Sofia and Berlin. She holds a Master’s degree in political science.
Irene Nori holds a degree in foreign languages with a specialization in English and French literature from the University of Turin. She also has a post-graduate qualification in business administration. After living in France, India, the USA and the Czech Republic, she became a high school teacher of English in Turin. In 1999, she joined the ITC-ILO. She organized an information stand on the Centre’s social protection activities at the ISSA General Assemblies in Beijing, Moscow and Cape Town, and has supervised and coordinated the secretariat for many activities in English and French, both on campus and in the field. She has been the Assistant of the Social Protection Programme since 2004. Irene works in English, French and Italian.
Marion Christophe graduated from the University of Hartford, USA, with a degree in economics and commerce. After living in various regions of Italy and the USA, she settled in Turin in 1998. Marion joined the International Training Centre of the ILO in 2000. She has worked for several units, including the European Social Fund Projects Unit. She has been working for the Social Protection Programme in her quality of course assistant on courses in social security, OSH, labour migration mainly. Marion works in English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Liza Zambernardi graduated in law in 1998. Her first working experience was in the area of personnel, after which she worked for the Athens 2004, Turin 2006 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Organizing Committees, thereby learning a great deal about the organization of big events. She joined the Centre in 2007, and has worked ever since for the Social Protection Programme as a course assistant on both English and French courses.
Zakaria Elghormli joined the ITC-ILO in 2008 as Activity Assistant for trainings in Arabic, English, French and Spanish. Zakaria is graduated from the University of Turin in foreign languages and holds a master’s degree in business administration entitled “Euro-Arab Management Diploma” from the SAA (School of Management, Faculty of Economics at the University of Turin). He also holds vocational training certificates in intercultural mediation and EU project design & management. Before joining the Centre he worked as intercultural mediator and interpreter.