Joakim Daun





Joakim Daun is the Field/Legal Researcher on the RECAP (Research capacity building and knowledge generation to support preparedness and response to humanitarian crises and epidemics) project. He has ten years of experience in the field working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on refugee protection, internal displacement and statelessness. He has worked in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. Most recently, he worked as Head of Field Office for UNHCR Colombia where he helped develop and implement UNHCR’s protection and solutions strategy in response to the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis. In 2015, he was deployed on an emergency mission to the non-government-controlled area of Donetsk in Ukraine where set up UNHCR’s protection strategy in the area. He has also worked directly with refugees on a broad range of refugee protection matters in a camp and urban setting, including refugee status determination, resettlement, voluntary return, and local integration.

He has a strong interest in exploring creative and innovative solutions to protection issues. He holds a master’s degree in international human rights law from University of Oxford. Having worked in different contexts around the world, he enjoys working in multicultural settings and he speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese.