Aliyah Esmail is a freelance journalist and communications professional with a fascination for the economic and political realities facing nongovernmental organizations. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carlton University in journalism and film studies and is now working on a postgraduate certificate from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute in Global Health. She has worked for the government of Canada as well as a number of international organizations.
Despite years of speculation that Geneva’s sparkle as an aid hub is dulling, organizations from all over the world still call the Swiss city home. United Nations agencies remain an integral part of this aid amalgamation, but it appears several agencies are seeking greener, more budget-friendly pastures for backend operations, especially.
As Geneva rebrands itself as a green, international hub, nongovernmental organizations are showing themselves to be more important to the region than just hangers-on to the United Nations community. Find out which organizations make the Swiss city the hub that it is.