Melike is Exigo’s Director of Research and Co-Founder. She holds an MA in Social Science, with a major in Peace and Conflict Research, from Uppsala University in Sweden and has over 8 years of practical research and M&E experience from Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. As a researcher and M&E specialist, her areas of expertise are aid effectiveness, governance and gender responsive development in conflict settings. To date, Melike has led and authored numerous publications on women’s empowerment, and inclusiveness, and humanitarian needs.