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Catherine Sobrevega is an international development professional with over 25 years of NGO work experience as senior country and program manager, economic development and microfinance specialist. Currently she is managing MEDA’s 6-year, $20-million GAC-funded Greater Rural Opportunities for Women (GROW) project which is helping 20,000 women farmers improve the food security of their families in Northern Ghana. Catherine has worked on several USAID, USDA, GAC, DFID, EC, DANIDA, UN, CGIAR, IFAD and World Bank-funded projects. She has a Masters in Management from Atlantic International University in USA. She is a Certified Development Project Manager from PM4DEV. Catherine has been primarily involved in implementing economic development and women projects in post-conflict countries like Bosnia, Eritrea, Afghanistan; also in the Philippines, Bangladesh and Ghana.

Liliana joined MEDA in 2016. As the senior manager on MEDA’s environmental and climate change programming, she helps projects worldwide manage their environmental impacts and provides leadership for integrating climate change action into work with entrepreneurs and businesses. Prior to working with MEDA, Liliana worked as an Economist for Environment Canada and was a junior research fellow with the International Development Research Centre, conducting research on natural resource development in Myanmar and Thailand. Liliana also leverages her private sector experience as a business analyst in her current role designing and implementing environmentally sustainable market development interventions.

Celine is from Sarnia, ON and recently graduated from University College London (United Kingdom) with a Master’s degree in International Relations of the Americas. During her undergraduate, Celine spent five months living in Buenos Aires, Argentina and fell in love with Latin America. She has significant experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically with refugees, having worked in refugee-serving organizations in Toronto, Ontario and El Paso, Texas.  Her other specialities include research, case management, programming, and community outreach. Celine is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with MEDA’s Nicaraguan partner MiCrédito in order to gain work experience in inclusive financial services.