Mr. Ashley William Gois is the Regional Coordinator of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a regional network of migrants' organizations, NGOs, advocates, grassroots organizations and trade unions. The network promotes rights and wellbeing of migrant workers and members of their families.
Mr. Gois is an educator, sociologist and human rights advocate. He has been working on human rights education for more than a decade and has been teaching social consciousness among University students across the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Gois also chairs Migrants Rights International (MRI), an international non-government organization with consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). He has been working closely with UN Treaty Bodies, with the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Committee on Migrant Workers and other special mandates.
Over the last twenty years, he has been at the forefront of international advocacy efforts engaging and influencing international and multilateral organizations to promote equitable and fair migration and development policies, one of which is engaging the Global Forum on Migration and Development, the only annual global platform that brings governments together to discuss migration and development.
Key knowledge areas: Migration research, migration and human rights, inter-organizational management, migration advocacy, among others.