Lawrence Huang supports IOM’s Migration and Sustainable Development Unit as a Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Development Consultant within the Global IOM-UNDP Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development Programme funded by SDC and led by IOM HQ. Lawrence works on the Programme’s activities related to knowledge exchange among the eleven countries and its efforts to build capacities of its local and national government partners and other stakeholders to harness the development potential of migration. He also supports the unit’s strategic communications efforts, particularly the M4D Net relaunch, as well as other capacity development efforts in the unit.
Lawrence joined IOM’s Migration and Sustainable Development Unit in 2020, after receiving an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, funded by the Healy Scholarship at St Cross College, and a BA in Political Science from Georgetown University. He has a background in grassroots organizing and advocacy work, as well as research experience, with work published in Routed Magazine and Penn Undergraduate Law Review and presented at the Nordic Migration Research Conference and a NYU Workshop on Equality in Immigration. He has previously interned at the Hudson Institute think tank, organized the Oxford Migration Studies Society conference in 2020 and served as Editor of the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration. He also has experience in sexual violence prevention and advocacy, as well as English as a second language teaching.
- Urban migration
- Migration and structural racism
- EU-Africa migration and development policy
- Capacity building