New NCHS Coordinator in place

We are pleased to introduce our new NCHS Coordinator, Emily Hume, who took over the role from Andrea Silkoset in February this year. We would like to thank Andrea for all her hard work as Coordinator over the past two years.

Originally from Australia, Emily has a background in law, social policy and education and brings a passion for humanitarianism. “My interest in humanitarian issues was sparked as a law student, when I worked at an immigration detention centre providing English language and other programs for refugees and asylum seekers”, Emily said.

Prior to moving to Norway last year, Emily worked with the Australian Red Cross assisting temporary migrants in Australia to access financial and other support during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Emily also has eight years’ experience working with the Australian Government Department of Social Services, developing social policy in the areas of child safety, family support and social security.

Over the last four years, Emily has spent time living, working and volunteering in Indonesia on the islands of Bali and Sulawesi, where she gained valuable insights into some of the humanitarian challenges facing Indonesia.

As the new Coordinator, Emily will work alongside new Director, Antonio De Lauri at CMI to continue the work of the NCHS in promoting research and exchanges on humanitarian issues. Please reach out to Emily with any queries or suggestions you may have. She can be reached at