Martine van der Does is a Dutch national and humanitarian expert with over 15 years of international experience. With a background in architecture she started her career working on humanitarian shelter at Delft University of Technology but soon moved to the field with Médécins sans Frontières (MSF) as a Construction Logistician. In 2010 Martine joined the Netherlands Foreign service where she worked in the Africa Department, Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department and served as a Diplomat in Afghanistan and Jordan. In 2018 joined the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Myanmar where she worked in remote areas on protection and water and habitat issues.
Martine is academically involved as a lecturer at Delft University in the Netherlands and Fordham University in New York. For the past years as the Course Director she runs the prestigious International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance (IDHA) course annually in Geneva and Amman. Martine holds a Master of Science Degree in Architecture from Delft University of Technology and a Masters of Arts Degree in International Humanitarian Action of Fordham University. In her time off she is an active cyclist and runner and enjoys ultraraces.