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Introducing the United Nations Displacement Tracking Matrix: A tool to monitor displacement and migration

Introducing the United Nations (UN) Displacement Tracking Matrix: A tool to monitor displacement and migration

This session, will introduce the United Nations (UN) International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). The DTM is a system to track and monitor the displacement and population mobility. It is designed to regularly and systematically capture, process and disseminate information to provide a better understanding of the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations, whether on site or en route. Since inception in 2004, the DTM has been deployed in over 90 countries, and has had a large number of uses in humanitarian responses, including the current Ebola Break out in DRC.


Rob Trigwell has a humanitarian relief background, having worked with NGOs and the UN across the Middle East, East Africa and Asia. Rob currently works within the Global Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) team, where he co-coordinates the Analytical, Knowledge and Output (AKO) quality Unit, a recently established research unit part of the Global DTM team based in London. The role of the unit is to enhance engagement with academic institutions to expand DTMs knowledge, enhance its analytical capacities and harness the use of its wealth of data. The Unit is currently working on themes linked with: urban displacement, economic and environmental induced displacement, disease outbreaks in health contexts, the humanitarian development nexus, returns, trafficking and the use of AI.         


Debora Gonzalez is the DTM Lead Editor in IOM’s London AKO office, supporting editorial processes for various DTM publications. Prior to her current posting, she coordinated the DTM programme in South Sudan and established data collection exercises in Central and South America, Libya and the Lake Chad Basin. Debora holds a Master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, UK and has a background in political science.


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