Dan Orendain is currently completing his MSc in Sustainability in UNU-IAS (Tokyo, Japan) with a focus on urban internal displacement and sustainable urban development. He hopes to further explore how cities and communities are shaped by human mobility especially in developing countries.
Having an architecture background, he has worked for a university as an instructor prior to joining UNU-IAS. He also has been involved with an urban poor NGO that focuses on community-led initiatives hence his personal experience on how these marginalised communities are often excluded from the urban process.
Under the supervision of Professor Ine Lietaert, Dan Orendain will work in the research programme of Assisted Return and Return Migration until the end of September.