• Frank Laczko
    Director, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Tel: +49 (0) 30 278 778 20 | Email: flaczko@iom.int

    Frank Laczko (PhD), has over 20 years experience working in the field of international migration. His previous posts with IOM were in Budapest, Vienna and Geneva. He has also acted as a consultant for UNHCR, ILO and OECD. He is currently the Co-Chair of the UN Expert Group on Migration Statistics and Co-Editor of Migration Policy Practice. He has published reports on a wide range of migration issues including migration and development, labour migration, irregular migration, migration and the environment and migration governance. Frank Laczko (PhD), has over 20 years experience working in the field of international migration. His previous posts with IOM were in Budapest, Vienna and Geneva. He has also acted as a consultant for UNHCR, ILO and OECD.

    Frank Laczko

    Director, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany
  • Julia Black
    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Tel: +49 (0) 30 278 778 27 | Email: jblack@iom.int

    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.

    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.

    Julia Black

    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany
  • Marta Sánchez Dionis
    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

    Tel: +49 (0) 30 278 778 43 | EMail: msanchez@iom.int

    Marta primarily works on IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which involves collecting and analyzing data on migrant deaths and disappearances worldwide. Prior to joining IOM’s Data Analysis Centre, Marta worked at the World Future Council in Hamburg, where she coordinated a research project on the protection of women refugees and asylum-seekers from violence in Europe. She also worked at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna, where she conducted research on access to justice, victim support services, and labour exploitation of migrant workers in the EU. Previously, she was a trainee lawyer at the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), where she worked in strategic litigation in the field of international criminal justice.

    Marta holds an LLB in Law and a BA in Political Science from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and an MA in International Relations from the Barcelona School of International Studies. She conducted part of her studies at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France) and qualified as a lawyer in 2014.

    Marta Sánchez Dionis

    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany
  • Kate Dearden
    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Tel: +49 (0) 30 278 778 32 | Email:kdearden@iom.int

    Kate primarily works on IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which involves collecting and analyzing data on people who go missing and or die during migration around the world.

    Kate holds a joint MSc in International Migration and Social Cohesion from the University of Amsterdam, University of Deusto and University College Dublin. She has experience using qualitative and quantitative research methods in Thailand, Cambodia, India and Ireland, where she most recently looked at how immigrants relate to the urban planning process in Dublin. She previously worked as a project coordinator for the Government of British Columbia (Canada), and as a migrant integration support officer for an organization in Canada.

    Kate Dearden

    Project Officer, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany
  • Andrea García Borja
    Data Analyst, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Tel: +49 30 27877863 | Email: agarciaborja@iom.int

    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.

    Andrea García Borja

    Data Analyst, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany
  • John Kinuthia
    Information Management Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya

     

    Email: jmuindi@iom.int | Phone: +254722873727

    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 analysis 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.

    John Kinuthia

    Information Management Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa – Nairobi, Kenya
  • Wilfried Coly
    Regional Data Analyst, IOM’s Regional Office for Western and Central Africa – Dakar, Senegal

     

    Tel: +221 774 516 999 | Email: wcoly@iom.int

    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.

    Wilfried Coly

    Regional Data Analyst, IOM’s Regional Office for Western and Central Africa – Dakar, Senegal
  • Emmanuel Quarshie
    Regional Data Analyst, IOM’s Regional Office for Southern Africa – Pretoria, South Africa

     

    Tel: +27 (0) 678 650 123 | Email: equarshie@iom.int

    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.

    Emmanuel Quarshie

    Regional Data Analyst, IOM’s Regional Office for Southern Africa – Pretoria, South Africa
  • Edwin Guillermo Viales Mora
    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean – San José, Costa Rica

     

    Tel: +(506) 835181113 | Email: eviales@iom.int

    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.

    Edwin Guillermo Viales Mora

    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for Central and North America and the Caribbean – San José, Costa Rica
  • Marisa Phrommanee
    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific – Bangkok, Thailand

     

    Tel: +66917194295 | Email: mphrommanee@iom.int

    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.

    Marisa Phrommanee

    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific – Bangkok, Thailand
  • Merna Abdelazim
    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa – Cairo, Egypt

     

    Email: meabdelazim@iom.int

    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).

    Merna Abdelazim

    Data and Research Assistant, IOM’s Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa – Cairo, Egypt