The Global Initiative For Civil Stabilisation is a mediation, humanitarian support, advocacy and research foundation, established to uphold the principles of responsibility to protect, impartiality, confidentiality, and independence..
GICS provides support in aid of dialogue processes by giving mediators access to our expertise and experience
GCIS conducts advocacy and educational activities to help armed parties in conflict tackle wartime sexual violence, and engages local communities to assist victims..
GICS carries out activities to inform and educate parties to conflict on the rights of noncombatants during armed conflict, to ensure civilians are kept safe.
President/ED, Global Operations
Muhammad Mansur is GICS’ Founding President and concurrent Executive Director for Global Operations. Muhammad comes to GICS with a wealth of experience from his background in intelligence and security issues, policy development, mediation and mediation support across Africa, where he played roles in support of backchannel diplomacy, mediation, and negotiations, including in the context of the Lake Chad conflict.
Senior Associate Programme Manager
With over 16 years in the events management and logistics sector, Olawunmi Heavens, is a well known figure in the events and logistics world in Nigeria. Holding a bachelor’s degree in History (with a minor in International Relations), she has over the years built a name in the sector, as the brains behind the successful holding of some of the most important functions in Nigeria during that time.
Programme Officer, Global Operations
Joy joins GICS from a career in the financial services world, including at MTN Ghana, where she worked on the Initial Public Offering of the Ghanaian subsidiary of the multinational telecommunications giant, on the stock exchange. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu State, India, and is expecting an MBA from Coventry University, Coventry, England.
The mission of GICS, is to help stabilise civil affairs in conflict, protect civilians caught in the crossfire and their rights, support humanitarian actors to get aid to civilian populations through dialogue, and mitigate/resolve armed conflict through mediation.