Research fellow at the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), Tokyo, Japan
Oscar A. Gómez’s work deals with global governance and the theory and practice of human security, with special emphasis on the environment, health, disasters, and international cooperation. In 2013, he was part of a panel discussion at the United Nations on the operationalization of human security ideas, and then co-authored a background paper and a think piece for the 2014 and 2016 Human Development Reports.
He has worked as a consultant for several UN agencies in Latin America. He has also done several studies on 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, covering issues as international assistance, food distribution, foreign students, evacuations and community empowerment. Currently, he is wrapping-up a two-year project on humanitarian crisis management and the convergence of humanitarian and development assistance undertook in preparation to the World Humanitarian Summit, which covered conflict and disaster settings in East Timor, South Sudan, Syria, Honduras, Indonesia and Philippines, as well as conducting research on humanitarian crisis management in Latin American emerging countries, which explores the intricacies of action in middle income settings and the evolution of North-South and South-South cooperation in relation to disasters, epidemics and violence-crime-displacement.