Karel Boers | Land Portal


Karel is an international development aid programme manager with a robust background in leading joint UN initiatives across diverse regions. With seven years of experience, he has implemented impactful programmes in the Caribbean, Nigeria, and Somalia. Notably, during his tenure at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Karel initiated the groundbreaking Durable Solutions programme, Saameynta, in Somalia. Currently, he is dedicated to addressing the complex challenge of identifying sustainable pathways to solutions for one million internally displaced people in Somalia. Leveraging his expertise cultivated at the UN Environment Programme, Karel actively integrates climate adaptation processes into Durable Solutions programming across Africa.


International Development Aid Programme Manager

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.


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