Bara Sladkova joined the Business Development team in 2014. Her primary responsibility is preparation of proposals for Itad’s key clients, including philanthropic and multilateral organisations, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Bara is thematically aligned with the Climate Resilience theme which she supports with responding to tenders as well as technical work during project implementation.
She has over five years’ experience of working with international governmental organisations, NGOs, and the private sector, in the areas of international development and environmental policy. Prior to joining Itad, she worked on business development for a Beijing-based consultancy specializing in carbon trade, and in the field of regional and urban policy for the European Commission. Based in Brussels, she coordinated the design of a co-financing mechanism incentivizing energy efficiency improvements in residential housing in Bulgaria. Funded by the EU and launched in 2012, this instrument complements the on-going work on improving energy efficiency by the Government of Bulgaria, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility (GEF).
Bara is also experienced in research and data analysis. In 2014, her research contributed to a policy recommendation for DFID on the role of infrastructure projects in poverty alleviation in India and sub-Saharan Africa. At Itad, she supported several portfolio reviews, including for the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) to evaluate CIFF’s contribution to the 2015 International Climate Negotiations at the Paris climate conference (COP21).
Bara holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of Sussex.
Find out more about Bara in her 60 Second Interview.