Milka Dinev

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Milka Dinev

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Milka Dinev has 33 years of experience in the management of development projects, including administration, accounting and finance. In addition, she has programmatic experience in several fields, mainly in sexual and reproductive health, family planning, but also in environment, gender, food-aid and monetization of commodities, micro-enterprise, alternative development and agriculture, human rights and fisheries. She has worked for CIDA, CARE, Pathfinder International, International Relief and Development (IRD), and InsideNGO. As Pathfinder's Country Representative for Peru and Ecuador, Milka was responsible for providing overall strategic direction to Pathfinder's diverse family planning and sexual and reproductive health programs in Peru and Ecuador. In addition, she provided technical assistance to Pathfinder programs in other regions, most recently in Angola, Egypt, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. She served as Director of ESD, USAID's flagship reproductive global health, providing leadership to project key initiatives and to activities in more than 18 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. She has also been the Director of the Health Sector for IRD. Milka joined InsideNGO in October 2011 as the Senior Program Specialist and trained all over the world during two years. In July 2013, she became the Latin America and the Caribbean Senior Advisor for the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition RHSC and its Regional LAC Forum, and she also facilitates the Maternal Health Supplies Caucus of the RHSC. Milka is also a member of Renaissance Executive Forums in Peru, a membership organization of CEOs designed to help Chief Executives get from where they are now to where they want to be, both personally and professionally where she mentors a group of CEOs working in Peru. She speaks and writes fluent Spanish, English, French and Bulgarian and holds an MS in Business Administration, an Engineering Degree, and a Diploma on Gender Studies. She is also PMD Pro certified and has trained hundreds of professionals in the development sector.