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Anna Chernova

Senior Regional Policy Coordinator, Middle East/Eurasia


Office Location: Oxford, UK

Anna is a senior regional policy coordinator with the MENA/Eurasia (MECIS) regional centre. She advises on policy and advocacy in key campaigns, influencing and advocacy initiatives, as well as country strategies, with a particular focus on governance, development, rights-based advocacy, active citizenship and conflict-sensitive programming. She coordinates Oxfam's inequality campaign in the region.

Prior to joining Oxfam, Anna worked for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where she directed parliamentary policy in the areas of human rights, humanitarian issues, democracy and rule of law. She has also held senior management positions in large-scale NGO emergency operations in protection, relief and recovery in Russia's North Caucasus.

She is a US Fulbright and IREX fellow, and has studied conflict resolution in the CIS region at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, as well as minority and refugee rights in Bulgaria. She is bilingual in English and Russian, and is learning Farsi.