Sylvain heads the IDMC’s Data Management and Analysis Hub and is responsible for Information Management and Infrastructure (IM&I) at IDMC, ensuring accuracy, consistency and comparability of displacement-related data. In addition, Sylvain produces quantitative and qualitative analyses to support IDMC’s global, regional and thematic reports. Finally, with his team, Sylvain leads IDMC’s work on assessing global and national displacement risk, and is committed to improving displacement risk models.
Sylvain has worked as Information Specialist for the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction for almost 13 years, where he was involved in the development of global metrics for measuring the implementation of international frameworks, assessment reports, graphics production, data visualization and data exchange. He also supported the development of software and capabilities for national accounting for disaster damage.
Sylvain is a geographer, holding a Master’s 2 degree ‘Interface Nature-Society’ from the University Lyon 2. He speaks fluent English and French.
In HABITABLE, Sylvain will be particularly supporting the development of WP3 (task 3.2) to estimate future displacement risk under climate change. He will also be the project lead and provide oversight and guidance to the IDMC team.