M (Monika) Sopov

M (Monika) Sopov

Senior Advisor Sustainable Food Systems

Skills

20+ years of experience in working in emerging ecomoies in strategy development and implementation for businesses, organizations, value chains and sectors; food safety, change management, development of curricula and training materials in the aforementioned areas at technical and vocational education (TVET) and university levels.
Large scale project and program management
Management and development of teams and organization
Multi-stakeholder facilitation
Policy advice: food security and livelihood systems, markets, food systems
Institutional fundraising
Evaluation of large-scale agricultural (value chain, etc) programs: Danida, IFAD, CDC, FAO
Development and implementation of capacity building programs


Knowledge
Deep understanding of agricultural development and agribusiness development and strong market system analysis and value chain development skills
Agribusiness assessment, strategy development and evaluation / building multi-stakeholders partnerships to enhance sector development (project manager; EUR budget 4 million)
Value chain (program) assessment, development, evaluation (Evaluated the value chain development program of DANIDA (24 VCD in 18 countries / EUR 180 million investment)
Developed capacity building program in all the areas above, including development and implementation of short-term courses, long-term (more than 3-weeks) capacity building programs for a variety of actors within the value chain, and TVET and higher education levels (executive MBA program, agribusiness programs at agricultural universities)


Work experience in:
Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, South Africa, Uganda
Asia: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Transition countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, FYR, Moldova, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Russia
EU: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovak Republic