Maija Paasiaro

Maija joined the Trust as Central Asia Programme Director in September 2017. Prior to this, she worked for an international conflict prevention and peacebuilding organization, focusing on governance, peacebuilding processes, security and civil society sector development in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Maija has extensive experience of working in and on Central Asia. She has an MA in Modern History and Russian from the University of St Andrews and an MSc in Development Studies with special reference to Central Asia from SOAS.