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Elham Youssefian

Inclusive Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor, International Disability Alliance (IDA)
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Elham joined the IDA Secretariat in November 2019 as the Inclusive Humanitarian Action and DRR Advisor. She is responsible for leading and coordinating the implementation of IDA’s strategy to promote and support the effective enforcement of inclusive humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction.Read more >

Elham joined the IDA Secretariat in November 2019 as the Inclusive Humanitarian Action and DRR Advisor. She is responsible for leading and coordinating the implementation of IDA’s strategy to promote and support the effective enforcement of inclusive humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. She ensures strategic leadership, coordination, provision of technical expertise and advice to optimize the impact of IDA’s work in this area.

Elham has a PhD in International Law from the Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran (Iran) as well as a Master in Human Rights Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has a diverse experience in protection and human rights, with a focus on issues related to human trafficking, refugees, domestic violence and discrimination against persons with disabilities. Elham is based in the IDA New York office. 

 

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