Jerome Bobin is the Executive Director of Handicap International Canada, the Canadian chapter of the Handicap International Federation (HI). HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. It works alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. The organization is currently implementing projects in 56 countries worldwide. HI shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its implication in the process to ban landmines and received the 2011 Hilton Prize for its intervention in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Jerome Bobin has worked for HI since 2006, first as Head of Communications and Advocacy in Luxembourg and, from 2013, as first the Head of Communication and then the Executive Director of Handicap International Canada (founded in Montreal in 2003). Since joining Handicap International, Jerome Bobin has participated in various field projects in Lao PDR (cluster munitions), Vietnam (spinal cord injuries), Cambodia (landmines), Lebanon (advocacy), Morocco (socio-economic inclusion), Colombia (victim assistance) and Cuba (socio-economic inclusion and disaster risks preparedness).
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