South Caucasus

Siegfried Wöber, Caucasus Projects Manager

Siegfried has a long-standing professional interest in the Caucasus. In the early 2000s, he worked as an advisor on a capacity-building program involving human rights organisations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and coordinated confidence-building projects between them. He then spent seven years at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE): in the Operations Service (focusing on Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus) and on the Caucasus Desk as Policy Support Officer at the Conflict Prevention Centre.

Emily Hines, Caucasus Programme Officer

Emily joined Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Programme Officer in January 2014, having previously worked as Assistant with the Caucasus team in 2013. Prior to this, she held a market research role in the commercial sector and also interned with the Europe Programme at ARTICLE 19, supporting the organisation's work on freedom of expression and information.

Jenny Norton, Caucasus Programme Associate

Jenny is a journalist with the BBC World Service and has spent much of her career following developments in the former Soviet Union, especially in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

She studied Russian at Leeds University and spent nearly three years in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in the late 1990s running the BBC's Central Asia bureau. She has returned to the region many times since, most notably in 2005 as one of the few western journalists to report on the violent crackdown on demonstrators in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan.

Mira Sovakar, Caucasus Projects Manager

Mira joined Conciliation Resources in October 2008 after more than five years working in the South Caucasus.

Rhona Miller, Caucasus Programme Manager

Rhona joined Conciliation Resources in 2004 after gaining a Masters in International Studies from the University of Reading.

Dr Rachel Clogg, Caucasus Programme Director

Rachel joined Conciliation Resources full-time in July 2001, after previously working as Caucasus Programme Associate. Prior to this she held the Max Hayward Research Fellowship at St.Antony's College, Oxford and worked as a lecturer in Russian at the University of North Wales, Bangor.

For several years Rachel worked as a volunteer/consultant for local and international organisations in the Caucasus. She has served on Quaker Peace and Social Witness committees concerning work in the former Soviet Union.

Dr Laurence Broers

Laurence worked at Conciliation Resources as Caucasus Projects Manager from November 2008 - December 2013. Before this he worked for more than two years at Amnesty International as a researcher on Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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