Junita Calder – Regional Coordinator for Middle East & Africa

Junita Calder - Staff ProfileJunita coordinates both the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Region and the Africa Region for IDC from London, United Kingdom.

Her experience has included direct case management, policy development and project management in forced migration and development contexts. 

Junita has recent first-hand experience of visiting and advocating for improved programming in immigration detention centres in countries of first asylum, as well as facilitating the development of collaborative Alternatives to Detention.  She was also privileged to work closely with and as part of inter-agency task forces who have been lobbying for the release of children from immigration detention for some years, witnessing incremental change.

Junita is enrolled as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and is an alumna of The East-West Centre in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has Bachelor degrees in International Law and Politics as well as post graduate qualifications in Leadership.