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Director of the US Office of the Sunshine Project
Edward Hammond is Director of the US Office of the Sunshine Project. He was born in San Antonio, Texas and holds two Master's degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Hammond has worked on biotechnology-related policy since 1993. From 1995-1999, he was Program Officer for the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI, now the ETC Group). Hammond is a member of the Pugwash Study Group on the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions. Hammond directs the Sunshine Project in the US and manages its research program on biodefense, incapacitants, and other issues.
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Jan van Aken is Director of the Sunshine Project Germany. He is native of Hamburg and holds a PhD in cell biology (Hamburg University). A former campaigner for Greenpeace Germany, he has worked for more than fifteen years to analyse the threats of genetic engineering to human relations, health and the environment. van Aken is a member of the Pugwash Study Group on the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions and is a trained weapons inspector (biological) on the roster of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC).
Arca Foundation: For participation in NGO networking on monitoring of the BWC
Ben & Jerry's Foundation: For collaborations to monitor the US biodefense program
Berghof Stiftung: For research and awareness building about bioweapons in Germany
C. Deans Crystle Foundation: For general support and work on Agent Green
Educational Foundation of America: For work to promote constructive US engagement in the BWC
German Peace Research Foundation (DSF): For an assessment of multilateral biosafety and other treaty processes relevant to the BWC
Hatzfeldt Stiftung: For research into genetic engineering and biological weapons
Heinrich Böll Stiftung: For a seminar on Agent Green in Quito, Ecuador
HKH Foundation: For general support and work on Agent Green and human genomics
JoMiJo Foundation: For general support
Pettus Crowe Foundation: For general support
Ploughshares Fund: For the Bioweapons and Biodefense Freedom of Information Fund (www.cbwtransparency.org)
The Fund for Drug Policy Reform of Tides Foundation: For work to prevent the use of biological agents in drug crop eradication