Regional Emergency GBV Advisors (REGA)

Meet the Regional Emergency GBV Advisors (REGA)

The REGA represent the GBV AoR, and are an inter-agency resource available for country support missions within their regions of operation. They provide expertise and tailored support to governments and UN actors including GBV sub-clusters and GBV coordinators, HCTs and program staff, NGOs, government partners, and national partners. The REGA advocate for the recognition that GBV response and prevention is lifesaving, and that GBV programming is everyone’s responsibility and needs to be addressed with adequate, comprehensive and coordinated action in humanitarian contexts.

There are currently 5 REGA deployed around the world.

Caterine Andela

REGA, Central and West Africa


Alexina Rusere

REGA, Middle East and North Africa

Christine Apio

REGA (Call to Action Road Map implementation Nigeria and DRC)

Jessica Gorham

REGA, East and South Africa


Luana DeSouza

Regional GBViE Specialist, REGA East and South Africa


Who are the REGA? Who Funds the REGA?
What is an Example of a REGA Mission? How to Request a REGA?




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