Mira Sovakar

Job Title
Europe-Asia Department Manager

About
Mira Sovakar

Mira manages our Europe-Asia Department, which covers the South Caucasus, South Asia and our cross-regional programmes. 

Previously, Mira led aspects of the South Caucasus team's monitoring, evaluation and learning, finance and grant management, and facilitates dialogue processes. She has managed projects in the South Caucasus since 2003, focusing on issues of good governance, inclusion, displacement, conflict transformation, media development, and anti-personnel mines. Mira joined Conciliation Resources' Caucasus Programme as Projects Manager in October 2008, working alongside local partners, primarily in the Georgian-Abkhaz context, and leading a youth dialogue programme.

Previously Mira was based in the South Caucasus for over five years, running the Heinrich Böll Foundation's Women’s Empowerment and Gender Democracy programme, and advising Geneva Call as an international consultant. Mira holds an M.A. in English language and literature, Slavic studies and Philosophy from the University of Cologne. Languages other than English: German (native), Russian (fluent), Georgian (conversational).