Director - CBM Emergency Response Unit
Valérie Scherrer is Director of CBM's Emergency Response Unit, and is the co-ordinator of the Conflict and Emergency Task group of the International Disability and Development Consortium.
Valérie is an occupational therapist by training, and has more than 15 years' experience working in the field of disability, both on development and emergency programmes. Her experiences in the field include refugee camps and conflict and disasters contexts. She has been involved in all phases of disaster management from first assessment to programme definition, management and evaluation. Furthermore she has been involved in developing inclusive disaster risk reduction strategies with local partners' organisations. Her work in the field includes also advocacy, training and capacity building of a wide range of mainstream humanitarian stakeholders and local governments.
Valérie Scherrer has also contributed in a variety of articles and publications related to disability inclusive disaster management.