Kevin Socquet-Clerc is a Project Officer in the Asia-Pacific Unit at DCAF.
Kevin is involved in the management and implementation of the Asia-Pacific Unit’s activities in Southeast Asia, including the maintenance of a network of national partner institutions and experts covering the Southeast Asian sub-region.
Prior to joining DCAF, he worked for over 10 years managing various humanitarian aid and development programmes in the field. From 2004 to 2009, he worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as an interpreter and Acting Head of Sub-office in Myanmar and Thailand. From 2009 to 2013 he worked for different international NGOs on protection, advocacy, adult education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) in Myanmar, Thailand and Liberia. From 2013 to 2015 he worked for the UNHCR as Shelter and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster Coordinator. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)’s Norwegian Capacity (NORCAP) roster as a CCCM expert. Between 2015 and 2018 he reduced his field activities to help raise his two children, apart from one year as adviser to the Greek Ministry of Interior, supporting the alignment of refugee and migrant receiving facilities on Lesvos Island with international standards.
He holds a graduate degree in Southeast Asian languages and civilizations from the “Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO)” in Paris, focusing on Myanmar language and history. He has subsequently carried out post-graduate work in Myanmar on the country’s 19th century history and for one year attended the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) in Yangon. He speaks fluent English, Burmese and French.