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Tomas Martin Ernst

Senior Regional Labour Mobility and Human Development Officer

Tomas Ernst joined the IOM Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in September 2020, first as the Socioeconomic Response Officer (COVID-19) before joining the LHD portfolio as the Senior Regional Labour Mobility and Human Development Officer. He previously worked for IOM Iraq and Tunisia and spent a decade working with the United Nations and World Bank in Europe, Asia-Pacific, East Africa and the Middle East. His start-up social enterprise,, was recognized by Boulevard Magazine for its innovation in transforming the financial practices of non-profits. Tomas spent the previous five years working in local government, and his research essay on “the integration of migrants/newcomers into municipal settings" was published by Oxford University in 2019.

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