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UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine

Dafina Gercheva is an international development professional with expertise in areas of environmental economics, capacity development, local governance and decentralization, democratic governance, confidence building and conflict preventions, poverty reduction, disaster risk reduction and management.

 

Professional Experience:

1st April 2019 to present – UNDP Resident Representative to Ukraine

2015 – 2019 – UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Moldova

2012 – 2015 – Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Director Bureau of Management

2010 – 2012 – UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to the Republic of Armenia

2002 – 2009 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bratislava Regional Centre, Slovak Republic

  • Capacity Development Advisor and Practice Leader (2008-2009)
  • Acting Democratic Governance Practice Leader (2006-2008):
  • Local Governance and Decentralization sub-practice facilitator (2004–2008)

1994 - 2002 – UNDP Bulgaria Country Office – Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Head of UNDP Program in Bulgaria (2001–2002)
  • UNDP Governance Cluster Coordinator (2000–2001)
  • Sustainable Development Policy Specialist (1994-2002)
  • Trainer at the UNDP Environmental Management Training Program (1994-1997)

Education:

2011 – Diploma in Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

1999 – Diploma- Environmental Economics for Development Policy course, World Bank Institute, Washington

1993 – 1996 Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

1993 Visiting Scholar, University College London, Department of Economics, Center for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment 

1992 Visiting Scholar in Oxford under Oxford Colleges Hospitality Scheme for East European Scholars. Research on Environmental Policy in a Transition Economy.

1988 Ph.D. (Environmental Economics), University of National and World Economy, Sofia. Dissertation: Environmental Protection Policy in East European Countries in the 70's and 80's

1981 M.Sc. (Political Economy and Sociology), University of National and World Economy, Sofia

1979 – B.Sc., Economics, University of National and World Economy, Sofia

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