Ira Koroieva (Ukraine)
Project Associate, UNDP Ukraine, Democratic Governance Portfolio, Health and Transparency
Since January 2013, Ira has been helping to strengthen the capacity of the National Council on TB and HIV/AIDS – an advisory body of the Government of Ukraine, and Ukraine’s country coordinating mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund for Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. She is responsible for information policy, as well as coordinating the programme and oversight activities of the National Council on TB and HIV/AIDS.
Ira has a Master’s degree in Journalism and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Public Administration. From 2002 to 2011, she worked as a television journalist on educational and socio-political programmes, then a PR manager in the pharmaceutical sector, and then a PR manager for human rights projects. In 2011, she joined the team of the Secretariat of the National Council on TB and HIV/AIDS as a consultant of the State Service of Ukraine for Social Diseases, afterwards continuing this activity in the UNDP team.
In her free time Ira works as a volunteer in programmes aimed at helping people in difficult life circumstances. She also practices yoga and has several different hobbies, but the most important of them, she says, is to practice positive thinking and laugh a lot!
UNDP and me
For most people accustomed to hearing political slogans, it is not obvious that any successful public achievement we learn about from the news is the painstaking, daily work of specialists. Being part of the UNDP team means being a conscious co-creator of change, and a driving force in the system of global initiatives.