Audrey Hickcox supports IOM's Migration & Sustainable Development Unit with knowledge management & communications-related tasks. In addition to working with the Unit overall, she also supports the Global IOM-UNDP Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development Programme. Audrey implements the knowledge management plan and communication campaigns to showcase how well-managed migration is beneficial and essential for our communities, and develops knowledge products and tools to capture lessons learnt and best practices on the ground. This includes working with the UN Network for Migration to support national governments and other stakeholders to implement the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
She manages the internal and external knowledge exchange platforms, including the M4D Net and SharePoint and works closely with other colleagues to facilitate social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Audrey is also an IOM institutional focal point for the global portfolio on migration at the local level in cities and communities, supporting the management of the internal Working Group across the organization’s 400+ field offices.
Audrey has a Masters Degree in Development Studies and a BA in International Affairs. She has diverse experience working with international organizations and UN agencies as well as NGOs providing support in research, project reviews, reporting, and project management. She worked with IOM, the Union for International Cancer Control, UNHCR, CARE International and several other global humanitarian and development organizations in collecting, disseminating, and upscaling knowledge for projects that support migrants to leverage their skills and make our communities more vibrant, sustainable, and prosperous.
Audrey also has experience providing direct assistance to migrants and refugees as a part of her field research in Greece which utilized ethnographic methods to analyze how empowering refugees experiencing protracted displacement through volunteerism may benefit their socio-economic inclusion, skills training, and social and mental wellbeing.
- Migrants’ integration, sense of belonging and well-being
- Migration in communities and at the local level
- Empowering migrants and displaced persons as agents of change and development
- Forced and protracted displacement
- Changing the narrative on migration