Cemre Naz Barsbay

Cemre Naz Barsbay
Job title
Policy Support Consultant
Main areas of work

Cemre Naz Barsbay is a policy consultant supporting the implementation of IOM’s initiative on HDPN-Drivers, which is an ongoing project that aims at strengthening IOM’s understanding on drivers for migration in both humanitarian and development contexts and identifying ways to further enhance the organization’s work around the Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus (HDPN). Currently, she is also supporting IOM’s MAPS engagement for the government of Maldives and IOM's engagement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.  

Previous experience

Cemre holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Political Science from the University of British Columbia, and she is currently enrolled in a Masters programme in International Security at Sciences Po Paris. In her studies, she focuses on global risks and diplomacy. Prior to joining IOM, Cemre worked as a Political Affairs intern at the United Nations Mine Action Service in New York and Mine Action Policy intern at UNDP in Istanbul, where she focused on humanitarian disarmament both in security and development contexts. She speaks Turkish, English and Spanish.

Thematic interests
  • Human security
  • Drivers of human mobility
  • Migration and sustainable development 
  • Durable Solutions