Hope as tool for development: Alfredo Zamudio at TEDxArendal
Alfredo holds a Master’s in Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has worked as a humanitarian aid worker in missions to Darfur, Timor-Leste, Colombia with the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR. Alfredo was born in Chile in 1960. When his father was arrested under the military coup of 1973, Alfredo became a homeless child, surviving with the help of good people and his own efforts. After 3 years in prison, his father was set free at the airport of Santiago, where he was reunited with his son just before boarding a plane which brought them to Norway as refugees in 1976.
Alfredo has worked with human rights related issues since 1982. He was awarded the Order of Timor-Leste by the Timorese president Jose Ramos Horta, for excellency in humanitarian aid in 2010. In 2012 he was appointed by the Norwegian Leadership Foundation as one of the top 10 most important role models with migration background in Norway. Currently Alfredo is the director of the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC) in Geneva, leading a team of about 35 researchers, tracking forced internal displacement on a global basis.
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