Milena Berks

Milena Berks is a Researcher/Project Officer at the Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC).

Before joining BICC’s DDR advisory project, Milena worked at the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) in New York where she supported small arms control initiatives in Africa with national and regional partners, including the African Union and the Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA).

She also worked as an Advisor on small arms control at BICC, engaging in regional small arms control initiatives in Africa, notably physical security and stockpile management (PSSM) and weapons and ammunition management (WAM). Milena also worked as a DDR Officer for the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the Belgian Development Cooperation in Niger.

She holds a Master degree in International Relations from the University of Louvain (UCL) and is pursuing her PhD on the Reintegration of former combatants in Niger.

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