Mana worked for International Alert from 2011 to 2018. She most recently worked in our Peacebuilding Advisory Unit focusing on violent extremism.
She has extensive experience working in development, governance and peacebuilding in the post-Soviet region, and more recently in the Sahel region and Mali.
Before joining Alert, she worked with the British Red Cross, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the French embassy in Central Asia.
Mana holds an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS in London and an MSc in Social Sciences from École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, as well as a BA in Russian and Georgian from Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO) in Paris.