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Olena Kryvova

Strategies, Performance and Impact

Olena Kryvova joined the GICHD in August 2022 and holds the position of Ukraine Country Programme Manager. In this role, she is responsible for designing, coordinating and managing comprehensive country programme interventions GICHDs Country Programme in Ukraine.  She develops partnerships with donor governments, national authorities and relevant international and regional organisations. Moreover, she acts as advisor to national authorities on constant improvement of policies, operations and donor coordination.

Prior to joining the GICHD, Olena was a Deputy Country Director for Swiss Foundation for Mine Action in Ukraine. She worked in mine action with INGOs in Ukraine and Iraq at various managerial positions since 2015. Fieldwork has taken her to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

In her pre-mine action life, Olena worked in Education sector in Ukraine as a language teacher, a quality assessor and a counterpart for the US Peace Corps project.

Olena has MA in Education, English language and Psychology from Donbass State University, Ukraine.

  • Organisation Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD)
  • Division Strategies, Performance and Impact
  • Unit Ukraine Country Programme
  • E-mail o.kryvova(at)
  • Working Languages English, Ukrainian, Russian, French