The Advocacy Team manages campaigns that allow HDRI to become more active and engaged with local and international communities. They work on preparing events that promote the professional development of the organization as well as events that raise awareness on current human development issues with the aim of motivating people to participate more and become more committed to research and development.

Coordinated by Lois Paatan, the team is formed by three hard working Sciences Po students. Here their backgrounds:

  • Hannah Bettsworth

Hannah Bettsworth is a Master’s student in European Affairs, specialising in Europe in the World at Sciences Po. Prior to this, she studied Spanish and Politics at the University of Edinburgh and has a particular interest in development policy, migration, and diversity. She has previously interned for the UK Department for International Development, where she worked in the Climate and Environment Department, and has been a parliamentary candidate for the Scottish Liberal Democrats.

  • Chiara Falduto

Chiara is a master’s student in International Development at Sciences Po Paris. She is specializing in the Middle East and North Africa and Environment. Throughout her academic and professional formation, Chiara has been conducting extensive research on the role played by megacities in climate change. She has several years of experience in the sector of journalism, being the co-founder of a local newspaper. Currently, she is an intern at UNFCCC in Bonn.

  • Lara Kriwan

Lara is a master’s student in International Development at Sciences Po Paris specializing in migration and African studies. As part of her undergraduate studies in Switzerland, she has written her thesis on the role of migration as a driver for development in Sub-Saharan Africa – a research area where she could combine her two big areas of interest development and migration. In addition, during the last years Lara has worked in different social start-ups fostering the integration of refugees into society.