Himayu is a Programme Lead and a focal point for conventional arms control at UNIDIR. Prior to his work with UNIDIR, Himayu worked as a Researcher at the James Martin Centre for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, California. Himayu holds a master’s degree in International Policy Studies, with a Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, USA and a B.A. in International and Global Studies from Earlham College, USA. He speaks English, Japanese and Hindi.
Himayu’s areas of expertise include conflict prevention and management, armed violence, sustainable development goals, multilateral processes in the field of arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament, weapon and ammunition management, prevention of diversion, and illicit flow of arms and ammunition.