Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change



The Institute for War & Peace Reporting is governed by senior journalists, peace-building experts, regional specialists and business professionals. All Members serve on the IWPR International Board, to provide strategic, guidance, issues and regional expertise, development and outreach assistance, and direct support.
Acting Director of Development
Senior Development Manager

Dido Michielsen has been working as a freelance journalist and editor since 1990. Recently, she worked for the City of Amsterdam on the communications department. She also is the author and co-author of several non-fiction books, and has been involved in communication and organisatorial projects in various capacities. She has written books and articles on international adoption plus two biographies. Since the beginning of 2015 she represents IWPR in the Netherlands as Senior Development Manager.

Development Associate

Melissa Marrocco joined IWPR's New York-based Development office in 2016. Before joining IWPR she worked at Girl Scouts of the USA and Lincoln Center Education. She has a degree in Writing for Publication, Performance and Media from Pratt Institute.