Elvan Isikozlu

Function: Head of Advice and Scientific Transfer
Phone: +49 228 911 96-54
E-Mail: elvan.isikozlu(at)

Key expertise

SALW control policy, DD&R policy, mine action, wartime sexual violence, design and implementation of training modules and curricula.

As Scientific Officer Quality Assurance & Organisational Development, Elvan Isikozlu is assigned to a staff unit directly accountable to the Director.

(Academic) education / CV:

B. Arts Sci. (Honors) 2001; MA International Relations 2003

Elvan graduated from one of Canada’s most innovative and interdisciplinary programmes, earning a Bachelor of Arts & Science Degree with a combined Major in Political Science and a Minor in Peace Studies (McMaster University). She completed her Master of Arts degree in International Relations at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, with a specialty in Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution. Elvan began her professional career at the largest non-profit youth organization in Canada (Junior Achievement) and worked for the Mine Action Unit at Foreign Affairs Canada prior to coming to BICC. Her focus has since been on building capacity for community-level small arms control and conducting research on small arms, DD&R concepts and practice, and wartime sexual violence. She has engaged in field work in South Sudan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and El Salvador.

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