Silva Lauffer

Silva Lauffer

Silva Lauffer

Head of ENTRi Secretariat, Team Training, Operations


MA Strategic Affairs
BA Politics


Since 2011

Project Manager, "Europe's New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management" (ENTRi)


Merlin (British NGO)

Operations Coordinator in Haiti during the earthquake response


2009 to 2012
Company Director of a company supporting Latin American small-income generating projects

2005 to 2008

Director of International Programmes (Leading teams and setting-up offices in Pakistan (Kashmir and NWFP), Sudan (Darfur), Kenya und Sri Lanka)

2004 to 2005

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Colombia and Ecuador


Australian National University

Tutor of ‘Diplomacy and International Conflicts’

2000 to 2003

Project coordinator for humanitarian emergency response and rehabilitation projects in Timor-Leste, Northern Uganda and Serbia for Action Contre la Faim and Cesvi

Working Languages

German, English, Spanish

Expertise | Responsibilities

  • Planning and set-up of offices and teams in difficult environments
  • Creation and management of international networks
  • Humanitarian programmes, capacitiy-building

Other activities

United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC) Member