Marija Risteska

Gender Adviser, NALAS

Marija Risteska holds a PhD in political science, has experience in teaching public policy and has worked in a capacity of policy researcher, analyst and adviser of central and local level government since 2006. Risteska has written textbook: “Public policy, policy making and public value (2017). Her specialization is in gender mainstreaming in policy, budgets and projects. Her capacity has been built by UNWOMEN, but Maria worked as gender consultant for ILO, EC, OSCE, UNDP, COE and GIZ/FAO. Marija developed capacity building programs and delivered mentoring in gender responsive budgeting to central and local level government officials and civil society organizations. Marija contributed to the IMF Vienna institute GRB course and is a co-author of the Textbook for Universities “Gender Responsive Budgeting (2013). Currently Risteska is acting as Regional Director of the Gender Budget Watchdog Network of CSOs from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia and Moldova; and works as an International Gender expert on the Women in Government initiative of USAID in Eastern Ukraine. Marija Risteska authored numerous policy studies and documents such as Strategies and programs that apply or are developed based on gender mainstreaming methodologies.