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Marie Benihirwe

Associate Identity Management Officer, UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management

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Marie Benihirwe is the Associate Identity Management Officer in UNHCR’s Division of Programme Support and Management. Based in Copenhagen, she work on issues relating to identity management and registration including identity management systems and processes, establishment of identity, facilitation of functional and legal identity, as well as the digital identity project. She holds degrees in international law and business/administration from the University of Copenhagen. Before joining UNHCR, Marie served as a Danish Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with the United Nations Development Programme in Burkina Faso.  As Programme Analyst in the Governance team, she worked on issues relating to programme management and human rights mechanisms.  Marie has also worked in various positions within the Danish public service, principally with bilateral and multilateral programmes in development-related areas.