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Dina Ionesco

    Professional affiliation

    Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division, United Nations International Migration Agency

    Full Biography

    Dina Ionesco is the Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM). In this capacity, she oversees since 2015 IOM’s policies and programmes related to the nexus between migration, environment, and climate change. Ionesco is the co-author of the Atlas of Environmental Migration (2016) and of numerous articles and publications. She was awarded the ‘Inspirational woman working to protect the environment’ distinction, as part of the 2016 International Women’s Day, at the initiative of UN Environment, the Geneva Environment Network and the Swiss Confederation. Ionesco joined IOM in 2004 after working with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on local development policies.