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Rastislav Vrbensky

Manager, UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS   Based in: Regional Hub for Europe and CIS From: Slovakia Studied at: Comenius University, University of Amsterdam Languages: Slovak, English, Russian, and Montenegrin  

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Dmitry Mariyasin

My name is Dmitry Mariyasin, and I’m the New Development Partnerships Coordinator for UNDP in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). My main areas of expertise are:   1. New development donors and partners   2. Innovation in official development assistance (ODA)  

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Barbora Lateckova

I'm Barbora Lateckova and I'm managing the Czech Trust Fund. My main areas of expertise:   1. Programme management   2. Monitoring and evaluation My work   I'm administering the Czech Trust Fund and managing the project in close cooperation with UNDP offices in the region. &n

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Olivier Adam

I'm Olivier Adam and I’m the Deputy Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS.   I have over 25 years of experience working with the United Nations. From August 2012, I was the Director of the Regional Service Centre for the Regional Bureau based in Bratislava, Slovak R

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Ms. Cihan Sultanoğlu

Cihan previously served as the Director of Human Resources in UNDP’s Bureau of Management. Prior to this, she served as:           - Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director, RBEC (2007-2010)         - UN Resident C

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Bharati Sadasivam

  I'm Bharati Sadasivam, the gender practice team leader in UNDP's Regional Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.   My work My previous position was Team Manager of the Civil Society Team in the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. I led the unit’s work in developing policies, guidance,

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Koh Miyaoi

  I'm Koh Miyaoi, and I'm leading our work on gender equality in the region.   My main areas of expertise: 1. Policy review and advocacy for integrating gender perspectives 2. Project design and implementation for gender equality and women’s empowerment 3. Organizational capacity develo

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Barbora Galvankova

  I’m Barbora Galvankova and I’m UNDP’s Gender Knowledge Management Associate for Europe and CIS. My main areas of expertise: 1. Capturing and sharing good practices and knowledge related to gender equality and women’s empowerment 2. Supporting online collaboration of gender practitioners in

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Vladimir Mamaeva

  I am responsible for the water portfolio in the region, which includes transboundary water projects supported by the Global Environment Fund, the European Union and other donors. The water portfolio focuses on assisting countries to identify common transboundary issues of shared water ecosyst

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Gabriela Fischerova

I'm Gabriela Fischerova and I work as the regional policy advisor on climate change for Europe, CIS, and Arab states under the global project Integrating climate change risks into development planning and programming (ICCPP).   My area of expertise:   1.  Climate change policy 2.&nb

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Yegor Volovik

I’m Yegor Volovik and I’m coordinating the regional climate risk management programme for Central Asia.    My areas of expertise:   1.  Integrated water resource management and planning 2.  Project development and management 3.  Information systems and databases 4.&nb

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Vladimir Mamaev

I am responsible for the water portfolio in the region, which includes transboundary water projects supported by the Global Environment Fund, the European Union and other donors. The water portfolio focuses on assisting countries to identify common transboundary issues of shared water ecosystems, i

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Tom Twining-Ward

I'm Tom Twining-Ward, and I’m global technical capacity development advisor.   My main areas of expertise are:   1.  Capacity development 2.  Climate change adaptation 3.  Inter-disciplinary programme management   I have seventeen years experience working global

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Stamatios Christopoulos

I'm Stamatios Christopoulos and I support the UNDP country offices in the region with issues related to sustainable development and follow up to Rio+20, including the sustainable energy for all initiative.     My main areas of expertise:   1.  Ecology and environmental protecti

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Milica Begovic Radojevic

I'm Milica Begovic Radojevic (Millie) and I support Montenegro as it moves towards a low emission market economy in a way that promotes the well being and prosperity of communities, the environment where they live and work, and local economies.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  St

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Maxim Vergeichik

I work with national partners to develop and implement projects that help preserve and sustainably manage natural resources for biodiversity, land, climate and local community benefits.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Protected area systems 2.  Protection programmes for rar

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Martin Krause

I'm Martin Krause and I lead UNDP’s environment, climate and energy team in Europe and Central Asia.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Climate policy and finance 2.  Energy access and renewable energy 3.  Environmental planning 4.  Programme cycle management  

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Marina Olshanskaya

I'm Marina Olshanskaya, and I work on sustainable energy and climate change along the ancient Silk Road: from Central Asia, through the Southern Caucasus to the Western Balkans   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Energy efficiency, security and affordability 2.  Energy and loca

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John O’Brien

I’m John O’Brien, and I’m providing technical and strategic advice related to climate change mitigation.   My main areas of expertise are:   1.  Carbon finance and the Kyoto Protocol 2.  Carbon forestry 3.  Investments in renewable energy 4.  Investments in energy-eff

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Daniela Carrington

I'm Daniela Carrington, and I'm supporting our work on low-carbon development and climate change international meetings in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).   My main areas of expertise cover capacity building and policy advice on:   1.  Development of lo

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Anna Kaplina

I'm Anna Kaplina, and I'm supporting our work on climate resilient development in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).   My main areas of expertise cover capacity building, policy advice and project development related to:   1.  Climate change adaptatio

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John Macauley

Hi, I’m John Macauley and I’m UNDP’s Regional Analyst for HIV, Health and Development in Europe and CIS.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Providing advice for the timely codification and dissemination of good practices in the area of HIV, health and development 2.  Providing

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Dr. Christoph Hamelmann

I’m Christoph Hamelmann and I manage UNDP’s work on HIV, health and development in Europe and CIS. I am also a Senior Technical Matrix Manager with UNDP Regional Centre in Cairo.   I am a medical doctor, economist, epidemiologist and systems management specialist. I have 25 years experience a

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Boyan Konstantinov

I'm Boyan Konstantinov and I'm a legal specialist, working in the field of HIV, health and development   My main areas of expertise   1. Rights of people living with HIV and key populations at risk of HIV 2. Intellectual property and access to medicines 3. Law and public health

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Alisher Juraev

I'm Alisher Juraev, and I’m working as an economist and sustainable financing specialist in the area of HIV, health and development. Currently I'm managing a regional project on sustainable financing of national HIV responses in select CIS countries.   My main areas of expertise cover: &n

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Alisher Latypov

I’m Alisher Latypov and I’m an international consultant on law, HIV, health and development in Europe and the CIS. My main areas of expertise: 1. HIV and public health 2. Policy analysis and advocacy 3. Law and human rights of key populations     My work I support national partners throu

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Zack Taylor

I'm Zack Taylor, and I’m the Conflict Specialist for UNDP in the Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States.   My main areas of expertise cover:   1.  Conflict-sensitive development 2.  Violence prevention 3.  Small arms control 4.  Community security and poli

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Michael Thurman

Hi, I’m Michael Thurman, and I coordinate crisis prevention and recovery work in Europe and CIS.    My main areas of expertise include:   1.  Disaster risk reduction 2.  Water management 3.  Agriculture 4.  Governance 5.  Environmental and social impact asse

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Francesco Checchi

I’m Francesco Checchi and I provide advisory support for the development of anti corruption, transparency and accountability initiatives in the Eastern European and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).    Main areas of expertise:   1. Anti corruption – Transparency – Account

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Clare Romanik

I'm Clare Romanik, and I lead our work on local governance and local development in the region.   My main areas of expertise cover:   1.  Decentralization: assessing levels of decentralization and the design of intergovernmental fiscal systems including equalization grants 2. 

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Annie Demirjian

I'm Annie Demirjian, and I’m leading our work on democratic governance in the region.   My main areas of expertise cover:   1.  Governance: Institutional and organizational  development and capacity building 2.  Management of accountability: Organizational control and

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Alvaro Pinto

I'm Alvaro Pinto and I'm working on the UNDP Democratic Governance World Report    My main areas of expertise:   1. Governance, political and public institutions 2. Analysis of politics and political systems 3. Strategic advice and programming     My work:   Together

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Stephan Schmitt-Degenhardt

I'm Stephan Schmitt-Degenhardt, and am supporting our colleagues in the country offices and beyond to design and implement good projects on private sector development and engagement.   My main areas of expertise are:   1.  Policies for developing small and medium size enterprises (S

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Sheila Marnie

I'm Sheila Marnie and I'm providing advisory services to six countries in Central Asia, and developing partnerships to enhance work in the sub-region.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Poverty reduction  2.  Human development 3.  Social protection 4.  Sust

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Mihail Peleah

I'm Mihail Peleah and I want to make a difference through policy work, by studying society and measuring the unmeasurable.   My main areas of expertise: 1. Sustainable Human Development 2. Migration and Social Protection 3. Statistics and Analysis   My work   As a Human Development

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Jaroslav Kling

I'm Jaroslav Kling and I contribute to our work on social inclusion of vulnerable groups.   My main areas of expertise   1.  Roma inclusion – data production, evidence based policy making, preparation of strategic documents, national action plans, management and implementation of so

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Elena Danilova-Cross

I'm Elena Danilova-Cross, Policy Analyst on Human Development and Social Inclusion.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Human development 2.  Analysis and policy 3.  Project management     My work   I have over seven years of professional experience in main

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Danièle Gelz

I'm Danièle, and I manage the Aid for Trade project.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Poverty reduction - private sector development and sustainable local development 2.  Results based management, and project management 3.  Monitoring and evaluation   &n

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Ben Slay

Hi, I'm Ben Slay, and I’m leading UNDP's work to reduce poverty in the region.   My main areas of expertise:   1.  Economics of transition 2.  International economics 3.  Macroeconomic policies 4.  Energy and environmental economics 5.  Sustainable development &

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