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Hélène Gandois is the Programme and Documentation Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Hélène Gandois works as Programme and Documentation Officer at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Since joining CITES, she has been a passionate advocate for gender parity and a gender perspective in many elements of its work. She is a strong role model for many young women and a source of inspiration to her colleagues. At the 17th CITES Conference of the Parties, Hélène travelled with her 7-month old daughter to South Africa, where she successfully balanced her (sometimes round-the-clock) professional responsibilities with her role as a mother. Prior to joining CITES, she worked for the United Nations Institute of Training and Research and the United Nations University. She also maintains an interest in academic research with a particular focus on comparative regionalism and regionalism and security in Africa.

She holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Oxford. In 2017, she received the “Gender and Environment Advocate in Geneva” award.