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WHO WE AREEstablished in September 2015, the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre was set up to respond to calls for better international migration data and analysis. Data are key to inform migration governance, improve programming and promote a better public understanding of migration.
Our WorkData is key to inform migration governance, improve programming and promote a better public understanding of migration. GMDAC works toward this purpose through activities in knowledge management, data capacity-building and innovation, and data collection and analysis.
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Taehohn LEE leads the work of the Data Governance and Capacity Development Unit, which include efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive capacity development programme on migration data governance and to foster cooperation and dialogue between relevant stakeholders through this approach. Drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines and experiences, which include the Korean government, refugee resettlement and human rights legal NGOs, and UN agencies, Taehohn brings a pragmatic, interdisciplinary, and inclusive approach to GDI’s work. Immediately prior to joining GMDAC he was the founding coordinator of the Essentials of Migration Management 2.0 programme, IOM’s flagship programme on migration management. Prior to this he worked on international labour standards with the ILO, among other functions in the field of non-discrimination and inclusion.
Taehohn is a certified lawyer (NY) and holds a diploma in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Public Policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School (USA). He also studied International Relations at Seoul National University (Republic of Korea).