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Marina Manke, Ph.D

Head, Labour Mobility and Human Development Division, Department of Migration Management

Marina Manke heads the Labour Mobility and Human Development Division in the Department of 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. A certified instructor of the Essentials of Migration Management, Marina Manke advises government, private sector, academia and civil society on all matters of migration. She also managed large-scale technical cooperation programmes funded by EU, US, Switzerland and other development cooperation partners. Latest areas of her thematic expertise include the nexus between migration and sustainable development, including as disrupted by crises or disasters; trade and investment; entrepreneurship; digital and financial inclusion; diaspora engagement; labour mobility facilitation; ethical recruitment; integration and social cohesion. Marina Manke sits on advisory boards and committees, including the Global Skills Partnership for Migration with ILO, ITUC, IOE, UNESCO, as well as UN collaboration within the UN Network on Migration. 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.

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