Development environment

Policy and Research

Michelle Yonetani

Senior Strategic Advisor


Michelle joined IDMC in late 2010 to develop its work on disaster-induced displacement, bringing over 10 years of operational and policy-oriented humanitarian and development experience, particularly from the Asia and Pacific regions. Her background in disaster preparedness and response programme management, humanitarian advocacy, and organisational and institutional capacity development includes work with communities displaced by conflict and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka.

Michelle has a Masters degree in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She is the lead author of IDMC’s annual global report on people displaced by disasters.

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