Svetlana is an associate researcher at the IVM, VU. She has a postgraduate qualification in environment and resource management and 12+ years of experience in climate finance and climate change policy design for low-carbon and climate resilient development. Svetlana  has been working with a wide range of organisations, including UNDP, UNIDO, EBRD, WB, IFC to assist with accessing climate finance, including from the GCF and GEF, and advise on the institutional arrangements, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming approaches for the delivery of climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

Her academic interest includes climate finance governance, multi-stakeholder partnerships, stakeholder engagement and gender mainstreaming as policy tools for scaled up low carbon and climate resilient development.