Mayumi is a NGO practitioner by profession, with extensive experience and knowledge on NGO accountability and humanitarian response across Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. She has led major emergency response, managed institutional funding for NGOs, and most recently spearheaded the organizational efforts on programme accountability. Prior to this, she worked with UNDP Vietnam on Public Private Partnership and managed health and education programmes across South East Asia whilst based in Thailand.
Mayumi holds Master’s Degree in International Development from the University of Birmingham and Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science from Soka University of America. She sits in UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Independent Reference Group on Tackling Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment, offering advice from the aspects of accountability and international humanitarian standards. A frequent panelist on the above topics, she has represented NGOs at UK and global platforms such as World Economic Forum, UNHCR, UNOCHA, and BOND.