Dr. Annalisa Creta is a senior program officer at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa, Italy, where she focused inter alia on issues related to civilian crisis management, with a particular emphasis on training related matters. There, she is responsible for the management of a research project on “Training for CSDP and UN personnel: recent challenges” and she manages a portfolio of actions related to capacity building activities on the African continent and issues related to the training of civilian personnel of peace support missions. With a PhD in Public International Law from the Scuola Sant’Anna, she also holds a European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization from the EIUC, Venice – Italy and graduated in Political Sciences at the University of Pisa. Before joining the research staff of the Scuola in 2008, she served for several years as a human rights officer in the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. She also worked as a consultant for various UN agencies and the Italian MFA on human rights related issues.  She has been undertaking research activities on a wide spectrum of issues encompassing inter alia human rights, peace and security, disaster response.