Ms. Caroline Dumas

Ms. Caroline Dumas, Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, Office of the Director General, International Organization for Migration (IOM).

IOM Director General’s Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, Caroline DUMAS, is a career diplomat, whose expertise is mainly on Africa and MENA region, on political, as well as on humanitarian and development issues.

Her career lead her to serve France in different countries and continents (Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and United States) and work in different kinds of situations, some of open political tensions or crisis and violations of Human rights, others of strong development needs, or of refugees crisis.

She has been Ambassador of France to Iceland, Jordan and Chile.

Before that, she had served France in South Africa, ahead of first multiracial general elections in 1994; in Kenya, as Deputy chief of Mission, then in the MFA in Paris, as Head of the Department for Development and Cooperation for Northern Africa and the Middle East.

After having led the Culture and Cooperation Services of the French Embassy in Spain, and joined Harvard University (Weatherhead Center for International studies) as a Fellow researcher, she served as First counsellor in the French Embassy in Washington DC, then became the Deputy Director general for Africa in Paris before being nominated Ambassador.

Before joining IOM, she has been the Ombudsperson for the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign affairs.

She joined the Ministry of Foreign affairs after graduating in Political sciences ( IEP Paris ), English, Spanish (La Sorbonne) and Arabic languages ( INALCO).