Dina Ionesco is the Manager of Human mobility and climate change, Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and other non-regional groups at the United Nations Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC) in the Adaptation Division. Previously, she was the Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the International Organization for Migration (IOM),  overseeing policies, producing institutional documents and coordinating IOM’s contributions to policy processes, such as the climate change negotiations. She is the co-author of the Atlas of Environmental Migration (2016).

Dina joined IOM in 2004 and has taken up different responsibilities, working on migration policies, research, migration and development. Prior to IOM, Dina worked with the OECD in Paris from 1998 to 2004 on local development, social capital and entrepreneurship. Additionally, Dina worked in a human rights non-governmental organization on Roma populations and youth in post conflict, as well as a university assistant, an independent consultant and a coach writer, in the UK, Switzerland and Denmark. Dina holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics (UK), a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Sussex University (UK) and graduated from the Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris (France). Dina was awarded as “Inspirational woman working to protect the environment” as part of the International Women’s Day 2016, at the initiative of UNEP, the Geneva Environment Network and the Swiss Confederation.

Email: Dina Ionesco

Website: Environmental Migration Portal

Twitter: @IOM_MECC

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