Fraser Hore is the Knowledge Manager at ISSAT and is responsible for the development and implementation of ISSAT’s knowledge services strategy. This involves the creation of processes, products and services which help ISSAT members and their partners to effectively generate, share and apply SSR knowledge. Through the development of the ISSAT website, facilitation of online and offline discussions, distillation of good practice from field experiences and introduction of practical new tools, Fraser supports information sharing, collaboration and learning within the ISSAT SSR community of practice.
Prior to joining ISSAT, Fraser spent 14 years as a management consultant dedicated to helping organizations enhance their performance through improved leadership, knowledge management and learning practices. He spent the first six years working with private sector clients as a consultant for Andersen, a top tier global consultancy. He then spent eight years working with international development organizations to help them apply good management practices to their unique operational challenges, such as inter-agency coordination, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and results-based management.
Fraser holds an honours undergraduate degree in History from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ivey Business School.
Eleanor is ISSAT’s training coordinator. Within ISSAT, she assists in the design and development of core training packages as well as SSR training material for multi-lateral organizations such as the UN. She is also responsible for developing a strategic plan to handover training packages to ISSAT members and to roll out ISSAT training in coordination with members of the Association for Security Sector Education and Training (ASSET).
Prior to joining ISSAT, Eleanor worked as a consultant at the Best Practices Section of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York. She has also worked with the Department of strategic affairs of the French Ministry of Defence and at the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI) in Paris.
Eleanor holds a diplôme and an MA in political science from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences-Po), Paris and a BA in international relations from the University of Colombo. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis at the department of international relations at Sciences-Po Paris. She has also studied at King’s College London and at Princeton University. She is the author of several articles on ethnic conflicts, nationalism and mediation.
Thammy is focused on cultivating the growth and value of the Community of Practice. She supports ISSAT in outreach and communication, and the development of operational tools in the area of SSR assessment, programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and lesson identification, equally ensuring their fit and integration into a coherent and holistic SSR methodology.
A graduate in Chinese and German Studies from the University of Leeds, UK, she holds a Master’s of Science in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. Prior to joining ISSAT, Thammy was Political Advisor for the Senior Military Representative of NATO HQ Skopje, and has a foundation in Public Relations and Qualitative Research. She has authored on China, the Balkans, and resource efficiency.
Petra van Oijen is a Project Officer at ISSAT. She is mainly responsible for SSR training activities, which includes assisting in the design and development of core training packages, as well as SSR training material for multi-lateral organisations such as the UN. In addition, she provides background research and assistance on SSR and country specific issues to ISSAT core activities.
Prior to joining ISSAT, she worked for 8 years in the Dutch Ministry of Defence as a civil servant. During this period she was responsible for organising and coordinating the Advanced Defence Course (a top-management course for colonels and civilians). Furthermore, she provided cultural trainings for the military during their pre-deployment preparation. Additionally, she did research on the topic of Civil-Military interaction. In the Netherlands she was a volunteer for the Dutch Red Cross, informing people about International Humanitarian Law. In 2009 she worked as a volunteer in Lomé, Togo, for the organisation “Women in Law and Development in Africa” (WiLDAf).
Petra holds a Master’s degree in International Business Studies from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. In addition, she undertook several courses related to Civil-Military coordination, conflict prevention & reconstruction, peacekeeping & peace building, international relations and International Humanitarian Law.