Ms. Bernadette Sene holds a PhD in International Law from the University René Descartes-Paris V, France. She has more than 18 years’ experience working on peacekeeping and humanitarian settings with 14 years in peacekeeping missions: MINUSMA in Mali as Senior Women’s Protection Advisor (2014-2019). Before that Bernadette occupied Child Protection Advisor Positions in several peacekeeping missions from 2013 to June 2019: MINUSTAH in Haiti from September 2010 to December 2013, BINUB in Burundi from March 2008 to September 2010 and MONUC, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bernadette started with the UN as a volunteer then a Child Protection consultant in UNICEF Malawi from August 2002 to May 2004.
Bernadette brings to UN Action a rich experience of working with UN agencies in coordinating the monitoring, analysis and reporting arrangements (MARA) on conflict related sexual violence and the monitoring and reporting mechanism on the 6 grave child rights violations (MRM) in all the missions she worked as SWPA and CPA.