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Hemispheric cooperation for competitive, secure, sustainable and inclusive ports in the Americas.

CIP Secretariat

Mona Swoboda, Program Manager

Mona Swoboda is Program Manager at the S/CIP where she designs, implements and evaluates high-impact programs and provides targeted technical assistance in line with CIP mandates. With special emphasis on integrated port development, including efficient logistic operations, port security measures, disaster risk management, as well as inclusive policies she creates synergies between public and private industry leaders to facilitate the integral development of the Maritime and Port Sectors in the Americas.  Mona is also responsible for CIP private sector outreach initiatives to promote public-private collaboration and foster efficient stakeholder and inter-agency coordination.

Prior to joining the S/CIP in 2014, Mona gained relevant experience in international development with the German Development Agency (GIZ) in Asunción, Paraguay, the German-Honduran Chamber of Commerce (AHK) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as well as supporting the Technical Cooperation Section of the OAS Executive Secretariat for Integral Development (SEDI).

Mona graduated from the University of Berlin, Germany, with a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies with a Major in Sociology and Gender Studies and specialization in International Development. She holds a Double Major BA in Social Anthropology and North American Studies from WWU Münster University, Germany. She is fluent in German, English, and Spanish, with working knowledge in French.