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Simabatu Mayele Sims Nono

Executive Director, Centre for Research and Information on Disarmament and Security (CRIDS)

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Simabatu Mayele Sims Nono is an expert and researcher specializing in the field of disarmament and arms control. He has gained extensive experience in this field as a former fellow of the United Nations Disarmament Studies, Training, and Advisory Services program, as well as an alumnus of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Currently, Sims Mayele holds the position of Executive Director at the Centre for Research and Information on Disarmament and Security (CRIDS), an organization based in Belgium. In this role, he is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the organization and providing guidance to achieve its objectives.

Throughout his career, spanning from 2011 to 2018, Sims Mayele has held several key positions. Notably, he worked as a member of the National Authority and head of the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC/DRC) for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Additionally, he served as an expert on disarmament and international security issues for the Ministry of Interior, Security, and Decentralization, acting on behalf of the National Committee on Disarmament and International Security.

Sims Mayele holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a focus on International Politics from the University of Kinshasa, as well as a Master’s degree in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations focused on peace and security from the Free University of Brussels. He has also received training in International Disarmament Law and the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty at the GCSP.

In addition to his academic and professional experience, Sims Mayele is a prolific author, having published several articles on disarmament and arms control topics. He has also participated in numerous high-level conferences, seminars, and international training sessions in the fields of diplomacy, disarmament, arms control, peace, and security. Furthermore, he actively collaborates with several international organizations in this domain.