Author: Mayumi Yamada
Dr Mayumi Yamada is Assistant Professor and Head of the Doctoral Programme at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, Costa Rica. Prior to joining UPEACE, she worked as the Recovery, Reintegration and Peace Building Officer of United Nations Mission in South Sudan. During the December Crisis 2013 in South Sudan, she remained as a life-saving staff member, directly managing one of the biggest Protection of Civilians sites by supporting humanitarian assistance. Before joining UNMISS, she worked with UNDP Offices in Kazakhstan, Maldives, Lao PDR and Solomon Islands, and the UN Centre for Regional Development (Disaster Management Planning). She holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Imperial College London, UK.