Dr. Irena Omelaniuk
Senior Policy Adviser
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Tel: +1 571 970 6394
Mob: +1 202 560 1113
Email: Iomelaniuk@iom.int or Iomelaniuk@yahoo.com.au

Irena Omelaniuk has been active in the migration field for 30 years, beginning as an official in the Australian Immigration Department (today DIAC), with diplomatic tours in Mexico and the USA in the 1980s and 1990s. She joined the International organization for Migration (IOM) as Chief of Technical Cooperation on migration and development issues in 1994, and over the ensuing 10 years worked in IOM as Chief of Mission in Germany,Director of the Migration Management Services Departmentin Geneva and Editor-in-Chief of the World Migration Report 2005. She worked asmigration adviser to the World Bankin 2005-2006 and was Senior Policy Adviser to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) for six years since its inception in 2007. She has provided capacity building support to many governments; published and presented on migration; and in 2012 edited a book with Springer and IOM on Global Perspectives on Migration and Development: GFMD Puerto Vallarta and Beyond.