EGRISS Secretariat

The EGRISS Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is composed by the following staff:

Natalia Baal

Natalia Krynsky Baal

Natalia Krynsky Baal is the Head of the Secretariat for the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS). In this capacity she coordinates the work of the UNSC-mandated group to support the implementation of statistical recommendations on refugees, IDPs and related population groups and to develop international recommendations on statelessness. Previously, she was a Senior Strategy and Policy Officer at the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center and before that she was Coordinator of the Joint IDP Profiling Service (JIPS). In various capacities, she has been working for the last ten years to strengthen available data and analysis in forced displacement situations, working closely with national authorities and statistical offices as well as humanitarian and development partners. She worked across different countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Ukraine, Somalia, Mali, Kosovo and Central African Republic, and has authored several publications on this topic. She also co-authored and led the development of the International Recommendations on IDP Statistics (IRIS) to their successful endorsement in 2020.

Carolina Ferrari

Carolina Ferrari

Carolina Ferrari is the Assistant Statistics and Data Analysis Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She is part of the EGRISS Secretariat with a broad set of responsibilities, including a focus on advocacy and communications. She also supports the work of the technical subgroups, with a particular focus on capacity development. Before joining UNHCR, Carolina worked in the Child Protection Section of UNICEF Turkey Country Office supporting monitoring and evaluation activities. She holds a master’s degree in Public Policy and Social Change from the University of Turin and a second master’s degree in Advanced Migration Studies from the University of Copenhagen.

Ronan Pros Grinberg

Charis Oluwamayowa Sijuwade

Charis Sijuwade is the Assistant Statistics and Data Analysis Officer at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). As part of the EGRISS Secretariat, she supports the group’s efforts to finalize the International Recommendations on Statelessness Statistics report for the United Nations Statistical Commission. Before joining UNHCR, Charis worked as a research assistant at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, where she focused on identifying different statistical relationships between biodiversity and human health outcomes. She has also worked as a research consultant, where she helped bridge the gap between academia and the pharmaceutical industry, hoping to fast-track the development of healthcare technologies. Charis holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry and an MSc in Public Health from Lund University, where she focused on mental health outcomes in refugee and asylum seeker populations.

Ronan Pros Grinberg

Fabiana Pineda Sosa

Fabiana is the Statistics Project Coordination Intern for the Expert Group on Refugee, IDP and Statelessness Statistics (EGRISS) at UNHCR. She supports all activities from the Secretariat, with an emphasis in communications, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and the development of the second edition of the EGRISS Annual Report. Before joining UNHCR, Fabiana worked as Gender Portfolio Intern for the UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office and graduated from an MSc in International Development and Management at Lund University