Magda holds two master’s degrees: in Sociology (from Yerevan State University, Armenia) and in Public Administration (from Leiden University, the Netherlands), as well as the International Certificate in Risk Management (from The Institute of Risk Management, UK). Main areas of expertise include integrated risk management, disaster and climate risk governance, capacity development, civil protection, recovery planning, and M&E.. She has more than 15 years management and consultancy experience, working with organizations such as the EC, UN, WB, Red Cross, and many others.
Some insights from the Understanding Risk Forum 2014read more
Should we invest in understanding and managing threats and opportunities beforehand or simply respond to shocks resulting from unmanaged risks afterwards? To me, and luckily many others working in development, this is a rhetorical question.read more
In any situation, there is a chance you might lose and a chance you might win. We start a new blog on management of risks, within and beyond development cooperation.read more
A variety of uncertainties are challenging development interventions on a daily basis. The necessity and demand for increased effectiveness and efficiency of these interventions is greater than ever. This article argues that the success of develop...read more