Emre OGMEN, born in Konya in 1976, has graduated from the Department of City and Regional Planning at Middle East Technical University (METU) in 1999. After his bachelor degree, he completed his master degree in 2002 at same university in the Department of Urban Policy Planning and Local Governments. Meanwhile, he started his professional life as an Urban Planner in 2000 in the Ministry of Public Works and Settlement. In his professional life in this Ministry, he carried out several studies and projects related to “Disaster Management” and “Disaster Reconstruction and Resettlement”. For further studies in these fields, he joined to the training programs of JICA for two months periods in 2004 and 2008.
He was the Humphrey Fellow of the years 2009-2010 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). During the Humphrey Program, he studied on Disaster Mitigation and Pre-Disaster and Post-Disaster Planning at MIT. He still continues his professional life as a Branch Manager in the Department of Coastal Zones the Ministry of Environment and Urbanism. Now, he works particularly on Coastal Zones Planning, Legislation and Implementation, Integrated Coastal Zones Management and Planning issues