Maiwen Dot Pheot
Maiwen is a Research Associate for the Enough Project at American Progress. He has four years of experience in the humanitarian and nonprofit sector. His passion for humanitarian work began when he started working as a medical translator for Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF Swiss, in the disputed border region of Abyei, Sudan. During this period, Maiwen experienced firsthand the impact of conflict on local communities’ access to basic needs and humanitarian assistance.
After graduating from the University of Juba with a bachelor’s degree in English language, Maiwen joined the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, as a field assistant. He later became a UNHCR protection associate and helped provide in-depth analysis and assessment on the overall protection and humanitarian situation in the area with an emphasis on physical protection and access to aid and basic services among the displaced and returnee populations.
Maiwen has attended several trainings on protection, human rights, international refugee law, and international humanitarian law. He is currently pursing postgraduate studies in public international law at the University of London through distance education, focusing on human rights law and international refugee law.