Maria Gurova joined GICHD in August 2017. In her role as Programme Officer in the Cooperation Programmes (CP), she provides support in project cycle management and financial monitoring. She liaises with partners and national authorities in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) region, prepares and contributes to the design and implementation of EECCA Regional Cooperation Programme events and Cooperation Programmes overall. She also assists in overseeing the translation of Mine Action material from English to Russian and vice versa and checks and validates the quality of translated documents.
Prior to joining GICHD, Maria Gurova was working for several UN agencies, including International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva where she conducted research in national broadband policies and took part in preparation of various events with Russian speaking representatives. She also worked as programme coordinator in Moscow based think-tank Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) where she managed project on Russia-US cyber dialogue and was part of the editorial board. Maria Gurova has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO) and a double Master’s degree in International Public Management (European Affairs) and International Security from Institut d’études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo) and MGIMO.