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Harry Gibbs

My work As part of the Governance and Peacebuilding Team at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, I work primarily on supporting the development of projects in the Europe and CIS region in a way that is conflict-sensitive and risk-cognizant. This involves bringing together political and risk analysis for

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Stanislav Kim

I`m Stanislav Kim, and I`m UNDP Recovery, Early Warning Systems and Response Programme Specialist for Europe and CIS   My main areas of expertise:   1.     Policy development and advice in disaster risk reduction and response, climate change and energy, environment, nat

Armen Grigoryan

I'm Armen Grigoryan, I have 20 years of experience with the United Nations. I work on disaster risk reduction issues in Europe and the CIS.   My main areas of expertise:   1.     Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) 2.     Preparedness 3.   

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Rastislav Vrbensky

I'm Rastislav Vrbensky and I'm the Manager of the Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS.   My work   After working for the Government of Slovakia and an international NGO, I joined UNDP in 2000 where I have worked in different managerial positions in various duty stations across the reg

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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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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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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 am a Regional Technical Advisor on climate change mitigation. My main areas of expertise are as follows:   1.  Carbon finance and the Kyoto Protocol 2.  Carbon forestry 3.  Investments in renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass, small hydro) 4.  Inves

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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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John Macauley

Hi, I’m John Macauley and I’m UNDP’s Regional HIV, Health and Development Specialist.   My main areas of work include:   Providing policy advice to countries and UNDP Country Offices for the implementation of effective HIV and public health responses including:   Promoting gender an

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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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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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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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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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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. My main areas of expertise are:   1.  Economics of transition 2.  International economics 3.  Macroeconomic policies 4.  Energy and environmental economics 5.  Sustainable development   I have 25 years of experience in economics and policy anal

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