Meet The Team
Mr Dora Sırer is a social and project management expert with a + 20 years of experience and a BSc. Degree on applied human rights. He has worked under the capacity of Team Leader and Project Coordinator in the international funded projects which gives him a vast institutional knowledge (bureaucracy) on the government agencies including İlbank, Municipalities, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Justice's GD of Forestry, State Hydraulic Institution and etc. . He has proven work experience projects managed by the international institutions including, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), IBRD, European Council, European Commission, FAO and etc. His technical skills comprise of preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of environmental and social safeguard documents. He is also a Procurement Specialist with extensive professional and practical experience in WB, EIB, UN, EC PRAG tendering procedures and FIDIC conditions of contracts. He has detailed technical knowledge in the areas of procurement processes, procurement planning, and procurement work flow including the sub-areas of, solicitation of bids, selection processes, and contract administration and contract completion
Sercan Kirazci graduated from Ankara University, Department of Agricultural Economics as an Agriculture Engineer (B.Sc. Degree) and continuing his MSc. education at the same university and department. He has taken part in many International Projects and Programme and started to work as a Technical Implementation Consultant in TANAP (Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline) Project during his education. Within the scope of SEIP (Social and Environmental Investment Programme), he took direct responsibility on monitoring activities of more than 60 Grant Projects including but not limited: social and economic capacity increase and development, contributing to the solution of infrastructural problems in rural areas, sustainability of natural resources contained projects targeting eco-system and bio-diversity based investments etc. He has recently worked as an Agriculture Expert position at UN-FAO. During this assignment, he has taken part in the Strategic E&S Assessment for 2 basin (Bolaman and Çekerek Basins) development project that will be financed by the World Bank. He took responsibility on preparation agricultural baseline, identification and assessment part of the documents and assisted the team for preparation of E&S Framework documents. Currently, he is also working with individual consultant contract assigned as an Agricultural an Rural Development Specialist at UN-FAO for mid-term review of EU funded Project which aims to strengthen the resilience and socio-economic integration of SuTP and vulnerable host communities of Turkey through support to agricultural livelihoods.
Onur Yildiz is an environmental economist. He got his bachelor’s degree on Economics at Hacettepe University and he got his M.Sc. degree on Resource Economics and Sustainable Development at the University of Bologna.
He has various experience on IPA projects in Ankara, Turkey on the capacity building projects of Ministry of Industry and Technology and followingly Ministry of Family and Social Services. He worked as a Project Assistant and Finance Officer and took direct responsibility for the preparation of Interim Financial Report and Final Report. Following his graduation on master’s degree, Mr Yildiz worked in Italy for almost 2 years focusing on Grant Management for the development of third sector in Emilia-Romagna region. He took direct responsibilities on writing project proposals for the European Commission on social inclusion of vulnerable groups. He has also taken part of the preparation of Sustainability Plan for local communities. Mr Yildiz has solid experience on regional development programmes and coordination of EU based funds including writing proposals, project implementation, and monitoring. Mr Yildiz has proven knowledge on Circular Economy, Climate Change, Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis and Local Governance.
Hydrologist & GIS Expert
Eren Germeç is a hydro-geologist and GIS expert. He graduated in Geological (Hydrogeological) Engineering from Hacettepe University in 2008. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, and GIS projects. He has contributed to several EIA/ESIA and pre-EIA/EIA Reports, Biodiversity, and Wetland Management Plans, Biological Monitoring Projects, GIS and spatial database projects, Ecological-Based Scientific Research Projects of Natural Sites and National Wetland Inventory Plans, Hydrogeological field investigation reports, and Hydrometeorological analysis and evaluation projects. Since 2020, he continues the MSc program about environmental health to specialize in hydrological modeling. He recently worked as a GIS and database expert in the Strategic E&S assessment project.
Senior Sociologist and Resettlement Specialist
Dr. Feray Artar is a sociologist with more than 15 years of experience on social impact analysis. She has worked in many infrastructure project as a social expert and project coordinator. She has been working in many IFI funded projects such as basin management, power plant infrastructure, wastewater treatment plants, pipeline construction and so on for conducting social research, resettlement action plan and social impact analysis. She is also working as a visiting professor in several universities on research methods. She has solid background on WB, IFC, EBRD projects as well as she has working experience with GoT such as Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and Ministry of Health.
Dr. Deniz Özüt is a conservation biologist with more than 20 years of experience on species and ecosystem conservation. He has worked in academy, NGOs and private sector with national and international teams. He has obtained his Bachelors and Master’s degree from METU on biology and PhD from Paul Sabatier University on wildlife conservation. He has coordinated the development and implementation of biodiversity integrated forest management in Nature Conservation Centre Foundation, collaborating with General Directorate of Forestry. He has been involved since 2016 in governmental private sector construction projects on wind and solar power plants, pipelines, road and railroad construction as well as basin management projects involving EBRD, IFC and WB. He has also been working as a technical expert and auditor for forest management and chain of custody for FSC certification scheme in Turkey since 2017
Elif Akcay is an Environmental Engineer who specializes in solid waste. She has been a project coordinator in various provinces and districts for many years in the collection, transportation, recovery and disposal of solid waste. She has conducted feasibility works of sanitary landfill facility, packaging waste separation facility and medical waste sterilization facilities, and the preparation of tender documents for the construction of the facilities (investigation-quantity, administrative/technical/special specifications, operating-maintenance manuals). She has provided trainings for local governments about integrated Solid waste Management Systems and Tariffs for Domestic Solid Waste. In addition, she coordinated projects on domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants.
Sociologist and Social Impact Specialist
Tuğçe Güneş YÜCE
Yuce has been involved in many national and international funded projects as an expert sociologist for 5 years. She has accumulated knowledge on various environmental and social issues by applying the theoretical methods she has learned during his education in many different project experiences. She is interested in environmental awareness and sustainable nature-based approaches and adds value to the projects she experiences from a gender sensitive perspective.
In her work carried out at the desk and in the field; team building and sustainable effective task sharing as well as designing and conducting fieldwork simultaneously. By integrating social dimensions into technical works, it creates innovative strategies and creative projects by giving importance to the inclusiveness of multidisciplinary work.
She provided support in the execution of micro and macro projects with metropolitan municipalities, development agencies, private companies and international funders (such as FAO, UNDP, GEF, SGP) in particular, a few ministries in Turkey. It collects data by using qualitative and quantitative research methods and reports it using analysis programs (SPSS, MAXQDA) in project experiences that aim to raise awareness about rural development and awareness. Survey, Focus-Group Discussion (FGD), Informants Interview (KIIs) study methods were used. She is the author or co-author of many reports and scientific studies (such as articles, papers, book chapters) by taking part in the organization of national and international meetings, conferences and study visits.
Yuce, who completed his undergraduate degree in Sociology at Ankara University, completed his master's degree in sociology at Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University. She specialized in her sociology education, specifically "masculinity studies" in gender studies.
Environmental Engineer and Carbon Manager
Münevver Aslan is an environmental engineer with a strong background in environmental science. She graduated from Middle East Technical University, where she developed a passion for sustainability and a deep understanding of the complexities of the environment. With a focus on the environmental science field, Münevver has accumulated valuable experience in various areas. She began her professional journey as a Deputy Carbon Manager in an international company, specializing in the carbon offset process of renewable energy projects. Her expertise extends to international certification programs where she demonstrated her proficiency in selecting appropriate methodologies for each project. Throughout her career, Münevver has acquired in-depth knowledge of environmental legislation and regulations, ensuring compliance with local and international standards. Her experience also encompasses working on international projects, particularly in the realm of renewable energy initiatives in other countries. Münevver has been actively involved in evaluating the Environmental and Social Safeguards of projects, demonstrating her commitment to sustainable and socially responsible practices. In addition to her expertise in renewable energy, Münevver is well-versed in air quality and water quality management. She has received comprehensive education and training in these areas, enabling her to assess and address environmental challenges related to air and water pollution. With a relentless dedication to promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation, Münevver Aslan continues to make significant contributions to the field of environmental engineering. Her diverse experiences and strong technical skills have equipped her with the ability to tackle complex environmental issues and develop innovative solutions for a greener future
Neslihan Başak YILDIZ
Yıldız has more than 5 years of professional experience and actively participated in more than 20 international and nationally funded projects.
She has a bachelor's degree in sociology from Hacettepe University and a master's degree in sociology from Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University.
Yıldız currently continues to work as a project specialist. As a project specialist, her main subjects are “analysis of the current situation, rural development, women's empowerment, environmental and social impact assessment, monitoring-evaluation, value chain analysis, social responsibility”. She works in the tasks of following the project calls suitable for the current situation, writing the project according to the incoming calls or communicating with the grant providers suitable for the project, executing the project and making the reporting. She takes place in different positions such as "project manager, sociologist, social researcher" in field studies of projects. Therefore, project management, division of labour and teamwork skills are developed. She cooperates with international organizations such as FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization), GEF-SGP-UNDP, IFAD in some projects where she works as a field researcher and sociologist. After collecting data with fieldwork, data analysis is performed using programs such as SPSS, MAXQDA20, NVIVO.
She specializes in gender equality. She has completed her undergraduate and graduate theses in the field of gender, and has published articles and reviews. She took part in the addition and monitoring of components that will benefit disadvantaged groups in training activities and projects in the field of gender.
She is the author or co-author of various reports and articles.
Team Assistant and Logistics