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Parvina Abduvahobova

Programme Manager

Parvina joined the IIJ as a Programme Manager in 2022. Prior to joining the IIJ, she worked as the Rule of Law Adviser for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine for six years, with a special focus on monitoring and reporting on human rights and humanitarian law violations in the conflict in and around Ukraine. She also worked for the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), the American Bar Association and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights for Central Asia on human rights reporting, advocacy and criminal justice and democratization reforms. Parvina holds a Masters’ degree in Political Science from the OSCE Academy in Bishkek and an Advanced LL.M in Public International Law from Leiden University.

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Alla Dyubanova

Programme Manager

Alla joined the IIJ as a Programme Manager in 2022 and is leading the IIJ’s new project on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, in addition to working on workshops under the Global Central Authorities and Judicial Capacity Building initiatives. Prior to joining the IIJ, she worked at the Council of Europe on programmes on countering economic crime in Central Asia and Russia, namely technical assistance projects on anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing, asset recovery, mutual legal assistance, and anti-corruption. She joined the Council of Europe from OSCE where she worked on counter-terrorism projects including countering violent extremism and the use of the internet for terrorist purposes. Alla has a degree in International Public Law and a master’s degree in Political Science from Mannheim University, Germany.

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Joya Elias

Programme Manager

Joya joined the IIJ as a Programme Manager in 2022. Prior to joining the IIJ, she worked as a Consultant in the Programme Office of the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (TPB/UNODC), with a special focus on the MENA region. Previous to her work with UNODC, she worked in several national and regional humanitarian organizations that critically assess human rights legislations and practices in the Middle East. She holds a Masters in Public Law. 

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Gail Malone

Director, Programmatic Unit

Gail joined the IIJ in September 2021 as Director of Programmes. A member of the IIJ Senior Management Team, she supervises the Institute’s programmatic work – including developing and implementing counter-terrorism programmes and workshops for criminal justice sector practitioners. Gail supervises and mentors a team of Programme Managers who lead delivery of programmes under the Core Initiatives and Workstreams. Prior to joining the IIJ team, Gail served as the U.S. Department of Justice’s Resident Legal Advisor to Benin and Togo and later Senegal, focusing on counter-terrorism training and programmes to increase the objectivity and transparency of justice institutions. She has been a U.S. federal prosecutor for more than 25 years, specialising in violent crime and cybercrime, and has been involved in rule of law training programmes internationally since 2002.

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Winthrop Wells

Programme Manager

Winthrop joined the IIJ team as a Programme Manager in 2018, and leads the REMVE Initiative and Battlefield Evidence Workstream. Prior to joining the IIJ, he served as Director of Planning and Assessment at Women without Borders, a PVE/CVE NGO working across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, and as an Engagement Manager for McKinsey & Company, focussed on aerospace and defence. He has a degree in international relations from Princeton University and a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School.

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Emerson Cachon

Programme Manager

Emerson joined the IIJ as a Programme Manager in 2018, where he leads the Juvenile Justice Initiative. Prior to joining the IIJ, he worked as Legal Advisor and Programme Assistant with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) West Africa Regional Programme, with a focus on Benin and Togo. He joined OPDAT from the Millennium Challenge Account Benin where he was a Legal Adviser and, prior to that, a Junior Legal Adviser with Stewart Global Solutions working on legal and policy reforms. He has a Master’s in Business Law and Administration, degrees in Applied English Linguistics, and Business Law and Judicial Careers.

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