Alfredo Zamudio  at work as NRC Country Director in East Timor in 2008. Photo: NRC/Sabine Meyer
IDMC:
Alfredo Zamudio new IDMC-director
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(10.05.2013)
Alfredo Zamudio has been appointed as the new director of NRCs Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) in Geneva. He will take up his duties from Monday 17th June, and replacing former director Kate Halff, who left IDMC 1st May.

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), established in 1998 by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), is a world leader in the monitoring and analysis of the causes, effects and responses to internal displacement. For the millions worldwide forced to flee within their own country as a consequence of conflict, generalised violence, human rights violations, and natural hazards, IDMC advocates for better responses to internally displaced people, while promoting respect for their human rights.

- We are very happy to have Alfredo as the new Director for IDMC. With his personal background, extensive knowledge of displacement issues and qualities as a manager, we know that he will be able to develop IDMC further. At the same time we thank Kate Half, the former Director of IDMC, and the staff for making the organisation well equipped to meet the future challenges. With Alfredo now at the helm, we know that IDMCs importance and influence will continue to grow, says Rolf A. Vestvik, Director of Advocacy and Information, NRC.

Zamudio came to Norway as a refugee from Chile in 1976. In Norway he held prominent positions in public administration, including as the Executive Director for the Human Rights House Foundation. He has a strong professional background, extensive field experience with NRC, and has served in different managerial functions related to protection, human rights, and humanitarian operations. Before coming to IDMC, Zamudio served as a Country Director for NRC in East Timor (2007-2011), and NRC’s camp manager in Darfur (2005-2006). He has international experience from his work with the ProCap and the Red Cross in Colombia. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

For more information, please contact: Mobile:

Rolf A. Vestvik,
Director of Advocacy and Information department

+47 48 89 33 13




 


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