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Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Yannick Heiniger

Partnerships Manager
How to protect people is one of my core passion, and luckily, the priority area of work of the institution I work for, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC is a humanitarian organization mandated by States parties to the Geneva conventions to bring assistance and protection in places affected by conflict. At ICRC, I am part of a team working on the digital transformation of our humanitarian response. For an organization like ICRC, a neutral and impartial humanitarian organization, we need to ensure that new technologies are not creating an additional (digital) vulnerability. As we embrace technologies, we need to ensure they are allowing ICRC to enhance its neutrality and impartiality, and eventually protect people and respond to their needs. This is what my work is all about. A BA student from Lausanne and MA from Geneva, Yannick is incoming Curator of the Geneva Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum.