Lizeth Lema Matehu

Lizeth Lema Matehu

  • Project Manager
  • International Organization for Migration, El Salvador

Lizeth Lema has more than 10 years of professional experience in providing direct assistance, as in developing and managing projects, strategic relationship and partnerships, advocacy and currently working in El Salvador as Project Manager of the Building Migration Partnerships Project.
Lizeth has a B.A. in International Relations from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey – Tec of Monterrey in Mexico and a master’s degree in Local and Territorial Development from the Latin American Institute of Social Sciences – FLACSO Ecuador. Lizeth joined IOM in the RSC-LAC based in Ecuador in 2015 with temporal missions in El Salvador, Honduras, and Jordan for about two years in the pre-screening processing area and supported adjudication processes. She also has experience in global advocacy processes as the national focal point of IOM Ecuador of the Global Forum for Migration and Development and as the second focal point of civil society in Latin America and the Caribbean in the preparation and negotiations phases towards the adoption of the Global Compact on Migration as Policy and Networks Manager for Latin America in Asylum Access Ecuador. Lizeth previously served as National Coordinator of Immigration, Border, and Information management for IOM Ecuador where, in addition to her work as project manager, she dedicated to liaising with government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders, as performed specialized information products and capacity building activities.


  • Future Borders

    It is now clear that entry/exit systems are future of our borders and that API/PNR data is fundamental to their successful implementation. But how is that implementation progressing, especially at our maritime and green borders where there is little or no experience in the use of these technologies and data systems, and where conditions make it much more challenging, like busy ferry ports or secluded border crossings points or harbours?
    As passengers in general want technology to make travel simpler, governmental movements towards new forms of border control with the use of Digital Identity are with public-private cooperation. What is the changing landscape of API/PNR and how will that data and systems be managed as it rolls out across the world and are Trusted Traveller Programmes based on API/PNR data the future.
    What’s the latest thought leadership in enhancing border protection and management to counter the ever-changing challenges?