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Project Officer, Operations Asia-Pacific

Youngchan Kim is a Project Officer in the Asia-Pacific Unit at DCAF. He is responsible for various Security Sector Governance and Security Sector Reform (SSG/SSR) projects in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on the EU project on the "Support to Reform of the Myanmar Police Force"€. Previously, Youngchan served as a Research Assistant in DCAF's Research Division, where he assisted the ombuds institutions programme.

Prior to joining DCAF, Youngchan worked at the Swiss Institute for International Economics and Applied Economic Research (SIAW), the US Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK), and the Institute for Health and Unification Studies (IHUS).

Youngchan holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a M.A. in International Affairs and Governance (MIA) from the University of St. Gallen. His Master's thesis addressed "The Role of the Security Sector in Transition to Democracy: Republic of Korea (South Korea) and Republic of China (Taiwan)"€.