- Marina Manke
+41 (0) 798591121
Chief of IOM GMDAC
Before joining GMDAC as its new chief in June 2022, Marina headed the Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion Division in the Department of Policy Support and Migration Management, IOM Headquarters in Geneva. She joined IOM in 2004 as a migration data specialist at the Vienna Technical Cooperation Centre for Europe and Central Asia. Since then, evidence-based, future proof and coherent governance of migration has become her prime area of specialization, demonstrated through co-authorship of such flagship publications as “Sharing Data – Where to Start”, “Migration Profiles – Making the Most of the Process”, as well as expert interventions at high-level international and national fora.
She holds a diploma in linguistics and English philology from the Samara State University, an M.A in Political Science from the Central European University, and a Ph.D in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
- Kerry-Lynn Maze
Kerry-Lynn Maze is Sr. Knowledge Management Coordinator at GMDAC. In this role, she leads the coordination of the UN Migration Network’s “Migration Network Hub” (Core Working Group 1); and manages the Global Migration Data Portal. She first joined IOM as the Sr. Migration Crisis Analyst, at the Department of Operations and Emergencies. Specializing in research, analysis, knowledge management and inter-agency coordination, she brings to this position a broad multi-stakeholder perspective, having worked on behalf of Members States, Regional Organizations, within the UN system, NGOs and multi-stakeholder partnerships. Kerry-Lynn shares Canadian and British nationalities, always calling the small Atlantic island of Prince Edward Island home, regardless of where she lives.
- Marzia Rango
+49 (0) 30 278 778 24
Marzia Rango leads the work on data innovation, capacity-building and analytics at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. She is the co-convenor of the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M), a joint initiative of IOM’s GMDAC, the European Commission Joint Research Centre, and the GovLab at New York University seeking to accelerate the responsible use of new data sources and innovative methods for migration analysis and policymaking. She has been supporting initiatives to strengthen migration data collection, analysis and use for policy in low- and middle-income countries, with over 60 missions in 30 countries in the past 7 years. Marzia is co-editor of IOM’s volume Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean (2020) and has contributed to publications on various migration topics.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Marzia worked in IOM’s Research Unit in Geneva, and at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. She has previous experience as an MEP assistant at the European Parliament in Brussels, as a consultant in the private sector, and as a professional volleyball player in Italy.
Marzia holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MA in Economics from Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona.
- Andrea Milan
+49 (0) 30 278 778 28
Andrea Milan is the Data Manager for the Migration Governance Indicators project at IOM´s Global Migration Data Analysis Center. Prior to joining GMDAC, Andrea has worked in the field of international migration for a number of UN entities: the UN University (UNU-EHS), UN Women, the Office of the UN Special Representative (SRSG) for International Migration, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Andrea's areas of expertise include migration governance, migration data, migration and development, gender and migration as well as migration, environment and climate change. He has published extensively on migration-related issues.
Andrea Milan holds a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis from UNU-Merit and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (the Netherlands) as well as an MS in Economics from the University of Ferrara (Italy). During his studies, he was a scholarship-awarded exchange student at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Middlebury College (US), and a visiting scientist at Sussex University (UK).
- Damien Jusselme
Damien leads the work of the “Data and Impacts Analytics” Units at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. He also leads the analysis work of big data sources shedding light on various displacement and migration contexts and supports forecasting projects.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Damien has served as IOM’s Head of the Regional Data Hub. Since 2011, he has held multiple positions within IOM working on the Organization’s migration and displacement data in Haiti, Mali, the Central African Republic, and West and Central Africa Regional Office, and on Monitoring and Evaluation in Yemen. Damien also worked with Non-Governmental Organizations on monitoring and evaluation in Haiti and displacement data in Geneva supporting the Syria response, migrant profiles in Greece, displacement profiling in Somalia or durable solution exercises in Ukraine and Georgia.
Damien holds a Master’s degree in Economics and international project management and a Master’s degree in International Relations.
- Julia Black
+49 (0) 30 278 778 27
Julia works on the Missing Migrants Project and is also part of IOM GMDAC’s Strategy and Communications unit. Her work deals with irregular migration, migrant rights, and data collection on hard-to-reach populations. She is the co-editor of IOM’s recent Fatal Journeys reports on migrant deaths and disappearances, and has authored other publications on irregular migration.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Julia ran a local non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area. Julia holds a MA in International Affairs from the Hertie School and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Carla Rojas Paz
+49 (0)30 278 778 26
Carla primarily focuses on GMDAC’s Global Migration Data Portal and the Migration Governance Indicators. Prior to GMDAC, she worked as a Senior Analyst for the US Government Accountability Office where she evaluated a wide-range of government programs, including the Refugee Resettlement Program. She has also worked for a human rights organization where she researched stateless children of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, and for a social service agency where she facilitated the integration of refugee families. She holds a Masters in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Florida.
- Elisa Mosler Vidal
+49 (0)30 278 778 31
Elisa Mosler Vidal is in GMDAC's Strategy & Communications Unit, focusing on strategic planning for the Centre. Elisa's work also focuses on migration and development data, specifically on topics related to the 2030 Agenda and data disaggregation. Elisa has worked in migration policy and research for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), the World Bank, the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), and an NGO in the Philippines. This has covered diverse topics including migrant social protection, the economic impact of labour migration and the protection of Palestinian refugees. Prior to this, she spent two years in the private sector in management consulting. Elisa holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) from Georgetown University and a Bachelor degree in Philosophy & Politics from the University of Edinburgh.
- Jorge Galindo
Jorge Galindo is the Communications Officer at the IOM´s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. He manages the centre’s external visibility activities and liaises with the media and key partners to position GMDAC as the leading source on migration data and analysis. He has over nine years of experience working in communications in multilateral settings. Before moving to Berlin, Jorge served as Public Information Officer for the IOM mission in Nigeria for three years. Prior to joining the mission in Nigeria, Jorge was the Public Information Officer for Migration Management at the IOM Headquarters in Geneva. Jorge is a Mexican national and holds an MSc in Intercultural Communication from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Puebla, Mexico.
- Tristan O´shea
+49 30 278 778 21
Tristan is an Administrative Clerk at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. He is responsible for coordinating travel arrangements, procurement and providing administrative assistance to the team.
Raised in Melbourne, Australia, he has previous experience in travel administration and tourism, and prior to joining IOM’s GMDAC gained experience assisting in international project implementation at UNESCO. Tristan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Arts in World Heritage Studies from the Brandenburg University of Technology.
- Roberta Aita
Roberta is a Graphic and Information Designer at IOM´s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre. Her main role is to turn data into effective infographics which communicate GMDAC´s outputs.
Prior to joining IOM, Roberta worked in different fields of communication design as a freelancer. She has been involved in several projects of Inclusive Design and Service Design, and gained substantial work experience in marketing and advertising. She was responsible for concept development of new brands, and reshaped the image of brands via online and offline campaigns with several companies, agencies and startups in different countries including China, Italy and Germany.
Roberta holds a Master’s Degree in Product Service System Design at Politecnico di Milano in Italy and a Double Degree in Innovation Design at Tongji University in China.
- Asha Manoharan
+49 30 278 778 67
Asha works on the IOM's Global Migration Data Portal focusing on migration data and policy analysis.
Her previous professional experience includes working for the rights of low-skilled migrant workers in Saudi Arabia and developing a communications strategy for an IT firm in Berlin. She was also delegated to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York as part of her internships.
She holds a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance, a Master of International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy and a Bachelors in Linguistics from Effat University.
- Irene Schoefberger
+49 (0) 30 278 778 38
Irene Schöfberger is a Data and Research Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. Prior to joining IOM, she has been working in research, policy advice and capacity building in several countries, including Senegal, Chile, Germany, France and Belgium. She has conducted research on EU-Africa migration and development policies, on transnational livelihoods and on translocal vulnerability at the German Development Institute (DIE) and at the University of Freiburg. She has also worked for the International Science Council, the European Parliament, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development and different non-governmental organizations. She holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Freiburg, as well as a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Bologna.
- Reshma Cunnoosamy
+49 (0)30 278 778 85
Reshma Cunnoosamy works as Data Analyst at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin and focuses on Migration Governance Indicators. Prior to this position, Reshma was working at IOM’s country office in Mauritius, developing and implementing programmatic actions related to Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC), Labour Migration, Migration and Health, Border Management, Counter-Trafficking, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration and Diaspora among others.
She obtained a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management, from the University of Bristol, UK and holds a degree in Geography and History from the University of Mauritius. In addition to Creole, which is her mother tongue, Reshma is fluent in English, French and has a basic knowledge of Hindi.
- Marie-Luce Bia Zafinikamia
+49 30 278 778 22
Marie-Luce is an Impact Evaluation Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center. She focuses primarily on evaluations of IOM projects and programmes, using experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods.
She has extensive experience in empirical research in social sciences with a strong academic background in development economics. She has worked as research assistant and project manager in several countries in Asia and Africa (Vietnam, Thailand, India, Gabon, Cameroun, Congo, Burundi), where apart from conducting household surveys in rural settings she was in charge of data management and data analysis. She worked as an external lecturer for various research centers and universities in Paris, France.
Marie-Luce holds a MA in Development Economics from Sciences Po Paris, France and a PhD in Economics from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France.
- Eduardo Acostamadiedo
+49 (0)30 278 778 65
Eduardo Acostamadiedo´s work at GMDAC is focused on quantitative and qualitative data analysis. He has researched the inclusion of women in the local peace agreement implementation in Colombia at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and has worked as a political analyst at the International Organization for Migration in Colombia in local peacebuilding. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and received a Master in Public Policy from Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
- Kenza Aggad
+49 (0) 30 278 778 48
Kenza is an Economist with an interest in African development issues. This background led her to work at institutions such as the African Development Bank (AfDB) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Kenza’s experience has consisted in treating various topics ranging from monetary policy and youth employment to governance and migration. In the past four years, she has worked on North African countries- including Algeria, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco. In Addition to her experience in North Africa, the foundation of Kenza’s career was laid in South Africa where she was involved in academic teaching and development consulting.
Kenza holds a Masters Degree in Economics (University of Pretoria, South Africa), with a specialization in Monetary Economics and a scholarship from the Research Chair of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) at the University of Pretoria, as well as an Honours and Bachelor degree in Economics (University of Pretoria, South Africa).
- Oumaru Hebie
+221 784 205 506
Oumarou Hebie is an Monitoring and Evaluation expert holding a Master’s in Public Economics and Applied Statistics from the African School of Economics. He has 8 years of experience in setting up quality results-oriented data collection, analysis, dissemination and learning system in development organization, programs and projects. His focus includes quantitative methods for causal inference using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to capture for impact of development interventions. At GMDAC, Oumarou is working as Impact Evaluation Officer based in IOM’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Before joining IOM, Oumarou was the regional Health and Education Assessment Coordinator for SOS Children’s Villages International’s West and Central Africa.
- Wilfried Coly
+221 774 516 999
Wilfried Coly provides support to the Missing Migrants by collecting data on the death and disappearance of migrants in Western and Central Africa, and is based at IOM’s Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal. His work, which takes place under the general supervision of the Missing Migrants Project Coordinator for GMDAC, and under the direct supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the Data & Research Unit, involves reaching out to regional actors, analysis of data on deaths and disappearances along migratory routes in the West and Central Africa. Before joining IOM, Wilfried gathered 6 years of professional experience in collecting, managing databases and analysing statistics in non-profit organizations in Senegal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Computer Science, a Higher Technician's Certificate in Management Computer Science and a University Diploma in Scientific Studies level 1 option Physics Chemistry.
- Emmanuel Quarshie
+27 (0) 678 650 123
Emmanuel Quarshie is the Data Expert and Researcher at the Regional Migration Data Hub (RMDHub) and Missing Migrants Project focal point at the IOM Regional Office for the Southern Africa Region in Pretoria, South Africa. His field of interest include the economics of migration, labour migration modelling, migration governance & policy, and climate change. Prior to his current position, Emmanuel worked as data expert, researcher, project administrator, communications and research uptake officer on global migration research projects like the Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium (MOOP-RPC), Migration and Development West Africa (MADE WA), Migration, Development and Equality (MIDEQ), Aligning Migration Management and the Migration Development Nexus (MIGNEX) at the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana (CMS-UG). Emmanuel is a PhD candidate at the Wits Business School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon with Certificates in Migration Courses.
- Niklas Sievers
+49 (0)30 278 778 23
Niklas Sievers works as Junior Professional Officer (JPO) at the intersection of international migration and digitalization. Before joining IOM’s GMDAC, he has worked in these fields with organizations such as PwC, the EU Commission, GIZ, and ministries and authorities on the federal and communal level. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in International Migration and Public Policy (top of class), and two B.A. degrees – Political Science and Cultural Studies – from Leuphana University Lueneburg, funded by several scholarships including from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). He lived in countries such as Ecuador, South Africa, Hong Kong (SAR), the UK, and Luxembourg, and furthermore, he pursues a PhD degree at Humboldt University of Berlin with guest research affiliations at EUI, Sciences Po Paris and WZB, investigating global citizenship technologies and human rights in asylum procedures.
- Andrea García Borja
+49 30 27877863
Andrea is a Data Analyst at the Missing Migrants Project. Her work centres around collecting and analysing data on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide. Before joining GMDAC, Andrea worked at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - focusing on mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa - and several civil society organisations in Mexico. She has worked and studied in Mexico, Belgium, India, Kenya and Germany. Andrea holds a Master in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance and a B.A. in International Affairs from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
- Edwin Guillermo Viales Mora
Edwin Guillermo Viales Mora is Data and Research Assistant and Focal Point for the Missing Migrants Project at IOM’s Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, based in San José, Costa Rica. He has a background in international cooperation and is an expert in migration and social integration. For the past ten years he has worked with migrants and refugees.
- Marisa Phrommanee
Marisa Phrommanee works on Missing Migrants Project at IOM's Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand. She leads data collection and outreach to relevant actors across the Asia-Pacific region. Marisa has worked with various IOM units and projects since 2012. This included IOM’s Counter Trafficking unit, the Regional Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) for the Bali Process Member States Project, the Community Stabilization Unit and the MiRAC-funded project Mainstreaming Accountability to Affected Populations and Protection (MAAP). Before joining IOM, Marisa worked in the fields of human rights, human trafficking and gender for several NGOs in Thailand. She holds a MA in Public Administration with two specializations in security and development from the Central European University, Budapest and a BA in International Relations from the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She also holds several certificates in migration courses.
- So Young Chang
+49 30 278778820
So Young Chang works as Data and Knowledge Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. Her primary responsibility is supporting the management of the Knowledge Platform and the Connection Hub as part of the capacity-building mechanism of the Global Compact for Migration. So Young holds a Master’s of Development Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva and a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She has lived, studied, and worked in Korea, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, Taiwan, Singapore, Switzerland, and Germany. Most recently, she was a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) where she was part of the “Every Immigrant Is an Emigrant” project, which looks comparatively at migration policy indicators across 32 cases in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She is currently finishing her doctoral dissertation in Sociology at Bielefeld University on the topic of domestic worker migration.
- Merna Abdelazim
Merna Abdelazim is a Data and Research Assistant working on the Missing Migrants Project, and is based at IOM’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa in Cairo, Egypt. Merna has experience in migrant and refugee protection including assisting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, victims of human trafficking, and victims of smuggling under governmental custody. She has also worked in IOM Egypt’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR) as the focal point for large-scale and Sudanese movements. Prior to joining IOM, Merna worked on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and climate change induced displacement in North Africa with a regional civil society organization. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with specializations in International Relations and Public International Law from the American University in Cairo, where she is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS).
- Juliana Fornasier
Juliana works as Data and Knowledge Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. Her work centers around supporting the management of the Knowledge Platform and the Connection Hub as part of the capacity-building mechanism of the Global Compact for Migration. Before joining GMDAC, Juliana worked for the International Centre of Migration Policy Development – focusing on border management in Silk Routes countries – and different non-profit organisations working with migrants. Juliana holds a Master degree in Immigration Management from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, where she also contributed to the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration.
- Roberto Roca Paz
Roberto Roca Paz works as a Data Analyst at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin and focuses on the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI). Prior to joining GMDAC, Roberto worked as a Research Assistant for the Chair of Economics / Public Finance of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), in Germany. He also has working experience in Public Policy Institutes in Bolivia, Chile, and Canada.
Roberto Roca Paz holds a PhD in Economics from the FSU Jena, as well as a MSc in Economics with a specialization in Public Sector Economics from the same institution. During his studies, he was awarded a scholarship from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.
- Estefania Guallar Ariño
Estefania Guallar Arino works as data analyst at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, focusing on the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) project. Her work focuses on MGI assessments at the local level as well as national follow up assessments. She has also a gender expertise and supports gender mainstreaming within GMDAC’s work.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Estefania worked as a policy analyst at UN Women in New York for over five years. In that capacity, she covered the different intergovernmental processes related to gender equality, in particular, the Commission on the Status, the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly. From 2012-2014 she served as policy and programme officer of UN Women in Vietnam, working on the portfolio of sexual violence against women and girls and women in vulnerable situations, including migrant women.
Prior to her UN career, Estefania held different positions in the Spanish Development Agency and in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Spain. She has experience in election observation missions. She holds an M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe as well as an M.A. in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the Complutense University in Madrid.
- Blick Nuwe
Blick works as a Data Analyst at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, Germany. The role supports the review, editing and presentation of information and data on migration governance.
Before joining GMDAC, Blick worked as a Migration Health Policy and Partnership intern with the Migration Health Division in Geneva and with IOM Tanzania, first as a Migration Data and Health Consultant and later on as a Displacement Tracking Matrix Coordinator. Prior to joining IOM, Blick worked as a district demographer/population officer with Bushenyi district local government in Bushenyi, Uganda.
Blick holds a Master of Arts in Development Management from the Ruhr-University in Bochum and a Master of Arts in Development Studies from Mbarara University of Science and Technology. Blick’s other qualifications include a postgraduates diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Development Studies from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.
- Bethany Donithorn
Ms. Donithorn has more than 15 years’ experience working on knowledge management, migration and sustainable development with the United Nations. She currently supports GMDAC’s Global Migration Data Portal, which aims to enable a better understanding of international migration data. She also supports the UN Network on Migration’s new Migration Network Hub, a virtual “meeting space” where governments, stakeholders and experts can access and share migration-related information in support of implementation of the Global Compact for Migration.
From 2008 to 2011, Bethany was Knowledge Management Expert for the EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) in Brussels, Belgium, and has since worked as a Knowledge Management consultant for UN system organizations including IOM, UNDP, UNICEF, UNOCHA and the World Bank (KNOMAD), coordinating Communities of Practice, knowledge platforms and stakeholder consultations for major UN conferences including the World Humanitarian Summit, the 1st UN Ocean Conference, the Rio+20 Dialogues and the development of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on SDG 10 on reducing inequality.
Bethany is a UK national and holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics in the UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages (French) from the University of Oxford, UK.
- Paulina Kluczynska
Paulina is a Finance Assistant at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. Paulina holds a Master's degree in International Relations with forecasting and praxeology specialization from the University of Szczecin and a Certificate for Accountants from the Polish Association for Accountants. She has seven years of experience working in accounting in the private sector. She is responsible for budget monitoring, reporting, procurement and accounting support.
- John Kinuthia
John Kinuthia is the Information Management Assistant at the Regional Data Hub in RO Nairobi where he supports the Missing Migrants Project. John also coordinates with the Migration Response Centres (MRC) focal points for harmonized data collection across all MRCs in the East and Horn of Africa region and consolidates the data for various regional analyses and dashboards of the MRC data. He has held different roles in IOM’s Regional Office and the Kenya Country Office (KCO) for the last 10 years. John holds a B.Sc. in Information Technology from Jomo Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi.
- Murtiza Nurmamat
Murtiza Nurmamat works as Data Analyst at the IOM GMDAC. Before joining the organization, he has worked in Data Analytics and Data Science fields with organizations such as UNECE, WTO, UNHCR and other private sectors. He holds two master degrees- MSc from University of Geneva in Statistics and master’s in international management from Geneva Business School. He is experienced and passionate about statistical modelling, regression analysis, NLP, Machine Learning and applications of Big Data that facilitates and improve the old school quantitative analytics.
- Esther Haarmann
+49 30 27877898
Esther Haarmann works as a Communications Officer as part of the Global Migration Data Portal Team at IOM GMDAC in Berlin, Germany. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Politics and International Relations and a Master's Degree in Marketing and Communications. Esther has lived, studied and worked in Germany, Scotland and Canada. Before joining GMDAC as a Data and Communications Officer, she worked as a Consultant for GMDAC and supported the Migration Data Portal and the Impact Evaluation Team. Most recently, she worked at a German journalistic NGO in Berlin. Esther also has working experience in tech, public relations, sales and project management.
- Adriana Vides
Adriana works as an Associate Data Analyst on the Migration Governance Indicators (MGI) initiative at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Center. Before joining GMDAC, she worked for the Research Training Group Globalization and Development (GLAD) at the University of Göttingen, assisting with data research and analysis. As part of her master’s studies, she did research on the impacts of migration and remittances on female labor participation in El Salvador. Prior to this, she spent three years working in research and analysis of public policies for a nonprofit organization in El Salvador. She has worked in projects with organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the Population Division of ECLAC and the OECD. Adriana holds a Master of Science in Development Economics from the University of Göttingen and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Cañas, El Salvador. During her bachelor’s studies she was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Excellence given out by the government of El Salvador. Later she pursued her master’s studies with the scholarship for Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
- Andi Armia Pratiwi
+49 30 278 77 844
Andi works as Digital Communications Officer, mainly supporting the Strategy and Communications Unit at IOM GMDAC in Berlin. Prior to joining GMDAC, she worked as Project and Research Assistant at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, where she was involved in political science-related research and Erasmus+ related projects.
Andi holds a Master's Degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Hamburg and received a fully-funded scholarship from Konrad Adenauer Foundation. During her studies, she did an internship at the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia, where she worked on the issues of migrant workers' rights and protection at the ASEAN level. As part of her master's studies, she did research on transit migration and its consequences on the lives of refugees in Indonesia.
She is also interested in diaspora engagement, particularly with Indonesian and Southeast Asian youth diaspora associations in Germany.
- Alina Menocal Peters
+49 (0) 30 278 778 91
Alina works on data innovation projects between the public and private sectors, helping to extend the ethically and responsibly use of novel data sources, tools, and methods to enhance more humane and effective migration policies. She cooperates mainly in the Big Data for Migration Alliance (BD4M) projects and the Data Innovation Directory.
She holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Costa Rica, and currently pursuing a master's degree in Public Policy at Hertie School in Berlin.
Prior to joining GMDAC, Alina collaborated as a political advisor of the Minister of Presidency and the Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy in Costa Rica. Besides, she was a member of the National Council of Migration of Costa Rica, and worked as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Costa Rica.
- Salma Nooh
Salma Nooh is a Data and Policy Analyst at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. She primarily supports the work on capacity-building and migration data at GMDAC.
Prior to this position, Salma worked at GMDAC, providing support to the Secretariat of the International Data Alliance for Children on the Move (IDAC) to improve the data and statistics on migrant and displaced children. She also worked at the Centre for Environment & Development for the Arab Region and Europe, focusing on the environmental challenges that hinder development in the Middle East.
Salma holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics and International Studies from Friedrich–Alexander University Erlangen–Nürnberg, and two Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Business Administration from the American University in Cairo where she graduated top of her class.
- Baris Yalcinkaya
Barış works as the Web Development & Liaison Officer at IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre in Berlin. His work centers around the web development and design requirements of the GMDAC’s Global Migration Data Portal, and UN Network on Migration - Migration Network Hub. Baris holds a Master's Degree in Information Management Systems (MIS) from Istanbul Bilgi University and a bachelor in Economics from Bogazici University. He is experienced and passionate about data visualization and interactive web applications.
- M. Fidele Eric Sessou
+221 77 271 52 62
Eric is an Impact Evaluation Officer at GMDAC and is based at IOM’s Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal. Before joining IOM, Eric worked as M&E officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA-Benin) and as research analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI-Dakar) where he was mainly involved in Impact Evaluation and Process Evaluation of programs and projects in West Africa.
Eric holds a MSc in Agricultural Economics from Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium and a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kiel (CAU-Kiel), Germany.