Who We Are

Beris Gwynne

Collectively, Incitāre associates offer comprehensive knowledge and first-hand experience of the architecture and coordination mechanisms, systems and processes in place to address the complex issues along the relief to development continuum and to improve prospects for peace and prosperity not just for present, but also for future generations.

Incitāre was founded at the beginning of 2016 to provide a platform for the use of futures thinking or strategic foresight to create space for fresh thinking on global issues, identifying and investing in game-changing innovation in partnering, digitalisation and financing, and strengthening accountability to measure impact and incentivise transformational shifts.

After a number of years in the Australian Foreign Service (with postings in Vietnam, Poland, Mexico and Nauru) and in the (then autonomous) Australian Agency for International Development, I have occupied senior positions in one of the world’s largest international NGOs.  Between 2008 and 2011, I was World Vision International’s Vice President for Global Accountability, also serving, from 2011 to 2015 as WVI Senior Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, leading a team of some 20 staffincluding staff responsible for health, humanitarian affairs, environment, advocacy and accountability. From 2006-8 I worked for the Global Water Partnership Organisation in Stockholm, Sweden and from 2000 to 2006, for the Foundation for Development Cooperation, an independent development and humanitarian affairs think-tank based in Brisbane, Australia. I have more than 20 years’ experience in advocating for changes in policy and practice on a range of issues in a variety of contexts.

I have a Masters Degree in International Relations, specialising in International Law and Human Rights, and a Graduate Diploma in International Law and am well positioned to draw on extensive and currently active networks in International Geneva (where I have lived for more than a decade) and beyond.

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