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Senior Research Officer, Humanitarian Innovation Project
Prior to joining the RSC, Naohiko was Senior Teaching Fellow in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at University of London. Previously, he has worked as a practitioner and consultant for UNDP, UNHCR, and international and local NGOs in various Sub-Saharan African countries.
Based on extensive research in West Africa, Naohiko has published widely on refugee livelihoods, rights and repatriation including articles in the Journal of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration Review. Before started his career in forced migration and international development, he worked in the private sector in Japan and the United States.
Naohiko received his PhD in Development Studies at SOAS, University of London; he also holds an MA in Forced Migration and Humanitarian Aid from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a BA in Law from the University of Tokyo.
Micro-finance in refugee contexts: current scholarship and research gaps
Evan Easton-Calabria and Naohiko Omata, (2016), RSC Working Paper Series, 116
Home-making during protracted exile: diverse responses of refugee families in the face of remigration
Naohiko Omata, (2016), Transnational Social Review
Book Review: Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism
Naohiko Omata, (2016), Social & Legal Studies, 25 (2), 253 - 256
Economic reintegration of returnees in Liberia
Naohiko Omata and Noriko Takahashi, (2016), Forced Migration Review, 51
Assessing economic impacts of hosting refugees: conceptual, methodological and ethical gaps
Naohiko Omata and Nina Weaver, (2015), RSC Working Paper Series, 111