• Marina Manke
    Chief, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

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

    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.

    Marina Manke

    Chief, 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
  • 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, analysing and disseminating data on (un)safe migration, specifically 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 East and 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 in Berlin 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
  • Merna Abdelazim
    Data Analyst, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Email: meabdelazim@iom.int

    Merna Abdelazim is a Data Analyst at the Missing Migrants Project. Prior to collecting and analysing data on deaths and disappearances worldwide, Merna used to be the Project’s regional monitor for the Middle East and North Africa in RO Cairo. 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 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
  • Zoe Sigman
    Intern, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany

     

    Email: zsigman@iom.int

    Zoe is new the Data and Communications Intern at the Missing Migrants Project. They are also currently working on their Masters of Public Policy at The Hertie School in Berlin, Germany with a focus on policy analysis and collecting data from vulnerable populations.

    Prior to Zoe’s work with IOM, they were a science and social justice writer focused on cannabinoid pharmacology and policy, carceral data collection in the US, and sex work, with publications in Vogue among others. They were also the Administrative Director for Haymarket Pole Collective, a group of sex workers advocating for equity in their workplaces. They have testified to the FDA on how to regulate CBD and cannabis in the US. They currently serve on Portland, Oregon’s Police Accountability Commission and Cannabis Policy Oversight Team: Competency Subcommittee. Zoe holds a B.A. from Cornell College with a double major in Modern U.S. History and Theatre.

    Zoe Sigman

    Intern, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) – Berlin, Germany