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Alyona Gerasimova

Country Director, Ukraine, PACT

Biography

Ms. Alyona Gerasimova holds a Master’s Degree in Education. She is a Ukrainian citizen with nearly 25 years of experience on international development projects through which she has gained a deep understanding of local and national issues and ways of engaging citizens and strengthening governmental policy and service delivery.
She led and oversaw program implementation in areas such as health and social services, child welfare, orphans and vulnerable children.
Ms. Gerasimova has over ten years of experience engaging and strengthening government at all levels. Much of her work has involved educating government officials and functionaries on specific issues, and providing skills in planning to improve service delivery.
Her work on the program implementation has given her significant experience in the development of policy and legislation; she was honored with the Ukrainian President’s Award in 2008 and by the Ministry of Family, Youth and Sports in 2009 for her significant personal contributions to policy development promoting family welfare and child protection.
Her work experience allowed her to develop strong skills in building and supporting networks of counterparts and professionals, dissemination and roll-out of model programs and best practices, community mobilization, and establishing public-private partnerships.