Chair, Governing Board

Chair, Carol Bellamy

Ms Carol Bellamy is the Chair of the Governing Board of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF). Ms Bellamy was previously a member of the New York State Senate, President of the New York City Council, Director of the United States Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. Ms Bellamy has worked in the private sector at Morgan Stanley and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. She is also a member of the American University of Beirut Board of Trustees and is a former Fellow of the Harvard Institute of Politics. She has been awarded the Medal of Distinction by Barnard College, the Légion d’Honneur by the Government of France, and the Order of the Rising Sun in Japan.


Executive Director

Executive Director, Khalid Koser

Dr Khalid Koser is Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund. Dr Koser is also Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney and extraordinary Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at the University of Maastricht. He is also chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Migration, and editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. Dr Koser is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).



A small, diverse, full-time Secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Secretariat members are varied in their experience and expertise, including in local community engagement around countering violent extremism, grant-making and project management, performance monitoring and evaluation, and operations development.


Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)