PROFILE OF William Gois

William Gois is the current regional coordinator of Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a regional network of grassroots organizations, trade unions, faith-based groups, migrants and their families and individual advocates in Asia working together for social justice for migrant workers and members of their families represented in 26 countries in Asia and the Middle East.

Mr. Gois is the former chairperson of the Global Coalition for Migration (GCM) , a coalition of regional and international networks of migrant associations, migrants rights organizations and advocates, trade unions, faith groups and academia, covering every region around the world.

Over the last twenty years, he has been at the forefront of international advocacy efforts engaging and influencing international and multilateral processes to promote rights based migration and development policies. He was the co-chair of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) Civil Society Days (CSD) in 2011. He represents MFA in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Advisory Committee.

He is also a member of the World Bank led Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), a global hub of knowledge and policy expertise on migration and development issues.

He is also a member of the steering committee of the Metropolis Asia, a group of migration and development experts that aims to establish a framework for dialogue and cooperation among relevant stakeholders vis-à-vis international migration and development.

Mr. Gois is also a member of the steering committee of the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and the regional executive committee of the Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD).  

At the regional level, Mr. Gois represents MFA in the Abu Dhabi Dialogue Steering Committee on the Comprehensive Information Orientation (CIOP) and the thematic working groups of the Colombo Process.