Consultants, Trained in the Framework of the Clearing House Project

Marta Bialenik holds Masters Degree in Economics. Since 2009 works as an International Projects Manager at Yanka Kupala Grodno State University. Has extensive training and counseling experience as a consultant for the local Coordination Bureau of Euroregion Neman in Grodno, as well as for the UNDP and USAID in Belarus. Spheres of competences: project management and implementation, fundraising, national registration procedures, monitoring and evaluation of project results, strategic planning, partnership building between state, private and civil society organizations. Marta speaks fluent English and Polish.
Katsiaryna Borsuk. BA in geo-ecology (Skorina State University). In 2015, she successfully graduated from a course on the International Human Rights Law at the University of York, the UK. Executive Director of the Human Rights LGBT Project «GayBelarus». Consultant on organisational development for Prague based organisation «Civic Belarus». Interned in several NGOs in the Czech Republic and Russia. Coordinator of projects supported by the Nordic Council, MATRA, programme «Youth in Action», national foundations and programmes of the Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Norway and Germany. Sphere of ompetences: project management, organisational development, logical framework approach. Speaks fluent Belarusian, Russian, English and Czech.
Viachaslau Bortnik holds Masters degrees in Political Science from EHU, Minsk and Public Administration from American University, USA. He also completed trainings at several international schools and certified courses on human rights and has internship experience in German, Polish and American CSOs. Experience of leading and managing CSOs and working as a trainer and consultant in Belarus and the USA. Professional competences: programmes of international technical assistance, design and preparation of grant proposals, LFA, CSO management, human rights and international development.

Lena Durbec holds Masters degree in Public Administration from Twente University, the Netherlands and Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Has experience in project management and evaluation, qualitative research and policy analysis. Areas of expertise and interest: developing concept ideas and project design for grant programmes of the European Commission and other international donors, narrative reporting, Logical Framework Approach, e-government, entrepreneurship and start-ups, grassroot movements. Apart from native Belarusian and Russian, fluently speaks English, French and German.

Maksim Karliuk holds a degree of Master of European Law (LLM) from the College of Europe (Belgium), graduate of the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University. Maksim has worked in the Clearing House initiative since its inception. His help resulted in successful support of project proposals of both civil society organizations and local authorities. He has consulted on formulating project ideas and ensuring their logic, drafting project proposals, helped in searching for relevant grant opportunities and in understanding conditions of participation.
Olga Khabibulina, trainer-consultant, Director of the CSO “Office for Initiatives Promotion”. Participated in the training course “UN Inner Structure Functions” at the United Nations Department of Public Information (New York, 2010). Consultancy competences: project implementation, social impact, project leadership and work in team. Professional interests: international youth policy, project management, sustainability and impact of social projects, leadership development, business-CSO cooperation, government-CSO cooperation.
Vladimir Krasko is an expert and consultants in the field of organisational development. Has 15 year experience in NGO sector. Has managed a number of European projects, and is a certified trainer for the National Democratic Institute (USA). Spheres of competences: strategic planning, organizational analysis, organizational development, project planning, moderation and facilitation, training techniques.
Siarhei Salei. Chairman of the Hrodna Regional Public Association of Young Intellectuals "VIT". BA in History (Hrodna State University, Belarus), MA in Medieval Studies (Central European University, Hungary). Certified trainer of the Council of Europe in non-formal education. Siarhei has work experience in academia and international organizations, as well as in preparation and management of international (including EU-funded) projects. Scope of competencies: project development, project management, monitoring and evaluation, non-formal education in law, human rights and history. Fluent in English and Polish.
Yuliya Stankevich has over 12 years of work experience in CSO sphere, experience in realisation of local and international projects. Trainings and consultations on writing project proposals, project management, strategic planning, and volunteer management. Sphere of interests: education and consulting, non-formal education, project management, international cooperation, CSO organisational development. Good command of English.
Antonina Yelistratova holds Masters Degree in Political Science. Sphere of interests: European neighbourhood policy, European programmes for Belarus, Eastern Partnership,  environmental policy, civil society development. Work experience with Belarusian and international civil society organisations since 2002, including project management activities. Antonina has also  worked for European Institutions and International Foundations.