Dr. Susanne Melde is a Senior Analyst at the Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Berlin, Germany. Her main areas of work are migration governance and knowledge management of understanding migration data.
Ms. Melde has more than 12 years of experience in working on migration research and policy at IOM. She currently coordinates the Global Migration Data Portal of GMDAC which aims to provide a one-stop-shop to better understanding of international migration data. She is also a specialist in migration and environment data.
From 2014 to 2017, she managed a major EU-funded research project on migration as an adaptation strategy to environmental and climate change in 6 pilot countries.
She has a BA in International Relations from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany; an MA in Human Rights and a PhD in Migration Studies from Sussex University in the UK.