Suzana Zivkovic, Head of Board
Swedish and Serbian
Gender mainstreaming and anti-corruption expert, facilitator
BA in English Language and Literature, University of Nis, Serbia (2004), individual courses and trainings in e.g. Balkan studies, anti-corruption methodology, facilitation methods and techniques, gender mainstreaming and gender-responsive budgeting.
Suzana has been working with gender equality and gender mainstreaming in development cooperation since 2007. She provides trainings and consultancy in gender analysis and auditing as well as mainstreaming gender in various programs and projects. Her experience also includes conducting trainings in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming for various partners, often related to capacity building.
Suzana also develops training programs, with a specific focus on gender mainstreaming, participative and practical methodologies, and experiential learning. She is an experienced facilitator for leading various processes for assisting and supporting partners and clients, consisting of national and international CSOs, local self-governments, regional and national institutions in using and applying various results and learning focused methods and processes. She has almost 15 years of experience in coordinating and implementing development projects in Serbia and the region, with a special focus on women’s empowerment, minority rights, facilitation and organisational development, rural development and anti-corruption work.
Suzana provides training on integrity building and anti-corruption, as well as works with local and national institutions on facilitating the process of developing anti-corruption strategic and action plans.
Suzana has worked with government institutions, local authorities, national, local and international civil society organizations, formal and informal farmer groups but also the UNDP, UN Women, the World Bank (WB), Sida, Swedish Embassies, USAID, Roma Education Fund, CARE International, DANIDA, Mercy Corps and others.
More than 15 years of professional experience within international development, facilitation, organisational development, and result-based management; more than 10 years in gender equality, mainstreaming and women’s empowerment and seven years of experience in anti-corruption and integrity building work. Suzana provides capacity building, coaching, facilitation and support in various phases of work, from planning to evaluation always with a participatory, learning and adapting perspective in mind.
Belgium, Cambodia, Finland, Kosovo, Lao PDR, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, USA, Serbia, Spain, Sweden.
Serbian – Mother tongue
Swedish – Native tongue
English – Full professional proficiency
French – Minimum professional proficiency
Spanish – Survival proficiency