Mayumi Yamada

Nationality: Japan


Mayumi Yamada was a Recovery, Reintegration & Peacebuilding (RRP) Officer at the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) (April, 2013 - June 30, 2014). During the December Crisis in South Sudan, she remained as a critical life-saving staff member, directly managed one of the biggest Protection of Civilians sites (UNMISS Tomping PoC) and supported humanitarian assistance during armed-conflicts in the capital Juba. At least 27,000 people’s lives were saved in the UNMISS Tomping compound. Before the crisis, she drafted the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) South Sudan (2014-2016). Before joining UNMISS, she worked with UNDP Offices in Kazakhstan, Maldives, Lao PDR and Solomon Islands. She holds a Ph.D. in Sustainable Development from Imperial College London (UK). She is also one of the survivors from the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake in 1995.