Human Mobility Initiative: who we are

Graphic symbolising flows of people around the globe

HMI is hosted by ODI in collaboration with the Center for Global Development and the London School of Economics Institute for Global Affairs.

We work with a range of people and organisations:

Our team

Marta Foresti - Director, Human Mobility Initiative

Amy Leach - Senior Communications Officer 

Kate Rist - Programme Officer 

David Donoghue - Distinguished Fellow

Sara Pantuliano - Acting Executive Director, ODI 

Jessica-Hagen Zanker - Senior Research Fellow 

Francesca Bastagli - Head of Programme, Social Protection and Social Policy 

Veronique Barbelet - Senior Research Fellow

Amanda Gray Meral - Research Fellow 

Gemma Hennessy - Research Officer

Nando Sigona - Senior Research Associate

Hannah Postel - Research Associate 

Matteo Villa - Research Associate  

Gonzalo Fanjul - Research Associate

Katy Long - Research Associate

Our advisory network

Charlotte Alfred – International Editor, First Draft News – USA and United Kingdom

Erik Berglof – Director, Institute of Global Affairs, London School of Economics (LSE) – United Kingdom

Jørgen Carling – Research Professor, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) – Norway

Michael Clemens – Director of Migration, Displacement and Humanitarian Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD) – USA

Tim Cole –  Europe Executive Director, The ONE Campaign - United Kingdom

Jason Gagnon – Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – France

Andrew Geddes – Professor in Migration Studies and Director, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), European University Institute – Italy

Lukas Gehrke – Director, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) – Austria

Laura Hammond - Professor of Development Studies, SOAS - United Kingdom 

Nadia Idries – Solicitor and Senior Manager, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) – United Kingdom

Manja Kargbo - Team Lead, Mayors Delivery Unit, Freetown

Michele Klein-Solomon – Senior Policy Adviser to the Director General, International Organization for Migration – Switzerland

Jane Leu – Founder, Migration Ventures – USA

Nassim Majidi – Co-Director, Samuel Hall – Kenya

Lefteris Papagiannakis –  Former Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralization, Athens, Greece

Tuesday Reitano – Deputy Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime – Switzerland

Melissa Siegel – Head of Migration Studies, Maastricht University – The Netherlands

Federico Soda – Director, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mediterranean Region/Italy/Holy See – Italy

Joseph Teye – Director, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana – Ghana

Rob Whitby - Deputy Head, Migration and Modern Slavery Unit, UK Department for International Development 

Alan Winters – Professor of Economics, University of Sussex – United Kingdom

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