Assistant Director and Regional Coordinator for Europe
Maria has a Master’s degree in socio-economics and international development from the University Pierre-Mendes-France (Grenoble-France). Her experience spans working across diverse development projects with non-government organizations, civil-society networks and international organizations – including GIZ and FAO- in, West Africa, Europe and more recently Asia. Her professional career has focused on rural development and livelihoods, rural institutions, child labour in agriculture and gender equality. She has expertise in project management, capacity and knowledge building, partnerships’ facilitation and organization of multi-stakeholders’ expert meetings and workshops.