Daria Mokhnacheva is Programme Officer at the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), focusing on IOM’s support to the Platform on Disaster Displacement (follow-up to the Nansen Initiative). Her areas of work include the impacts of disasters and environmental change on societies, migration and development, and providing support to the elaboration of relevant programmes and projects. Before joining IOM in 2012, she managed biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation projects at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Russia, and contributed to the DEVAST-Fukushima project at the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in Paris, where she did comparative research on the effects of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters on human mobility.
She is the author of The Atlas of Environmental Migration (Presses de Sciences Po and Routledge, 2016) with Dina Ionesco and François Gemenne, a publication which brings together for the first time existing knowledge on the links between migration and environmental change, presented through comprehensive maps, diagrams and case studies. She has also authored and co-authored several articles, research papers and book chapters on migration, environment and climate change. She did her undergraduate studies in Oriental Studies and Social and Political Studies at the University of Cambridge, and her Masters studies focusing on environment, sustainable development and risks at Sciences Po Paris and Columbia University.