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Coordinator, Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Central Asia Division

Claudia is responsible for coordinating design and implementation of programmes in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Prior to joining DCAF, Claudia worked within the United Nations system, including UNDP, WFP and UN-Women.  Claudia also worked as a UNDP Project Manager in Morocco by providing technical assistance on governance and local development to the Ministry of Interior and local institutions, including identifying national needs and linking them with NGO and donor network to ensure adequate responses.  Claudia also worked for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as project manager in Morocco by overseeing the implementation of several projects. As a Communication Officer at UNDP in Geneva, Claudia was also  responsible for developing and implementing cooperative communication, managing and coordinating social media and advocacy plans, overseeing maintenance of the programme's web platform, and managing contacts with the media and engaging in stakeholder outreach. Claudia's has also worked in Belgium, France, Egypt, Spain and Tunisia during her career.  Claudia's academic background includes two Masters degrees, one in International Development and the second in Women, Gender and Development from the European Commission Tempus-Meda programme.  She has a Bachelor in Political Science: International Relations. Claudia is a native italian speaker and also speaks English, French, Spanish and some proficiency in Arabic.