Mariia Symonova

Associate, Societal Security

Mariia is experienced in monitoring and evaluation as well as strategic planning in Ukraine's security and defense sectors. Her professional experience includes research and managerial positions within cross-border and national projects/initiatives (under the auspices of the EC, USAID, UNDP, UNFPA), leadership in international expert networks.

In 2018, Mariia joined the defense policy path by supporting the creation of the strategic appraisal of Ukraine's Navy (institutional and human development analysis). In 2016-2017 - she was the Group Facilitator at the Black Sea NGO Forum, and,  between 2016-2019 Mariia served as the Working Group Coordinator in the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum.