Who we are
We are a group of professionals standing together with international organizations, governments, civil society and businesses in order to promote social responsibility through sustainable development solutions. Having worked in various United Nations organizations, leading development agencies, for profit and non-profit ventures, we consider ourselves in a unique position to apply our expertise and knowledge to support key actors in their efforts to change the world for good. You can read short bios of our team members below.
Svetlana Bronyuk, co-founder, Director, Project Development Expert
With more than 10 years of experience in non-profit and business organizations, Svetlana has developed, secured funding and managed a number of socially oriented projects in the area of human rights, education, media, small business development and migration. In addition to her project management activities, Svetlana has acted as the certified trainer for project development, delivering intensive project development training sessions for the staff of international and non-profit organizations worldwide. Her most recent work with IOM resulted in the establishment, monitoring and support of more than 100 small businesses in the North Caucasus region of Russia. Throughout her career, Svetlana recognized the tremendous need for expert counseling for businesses and non-profits in the area of sustainable development and human rights, which inspired her to the idea of establishing Development Solutions LTD.
Main areas of expertise – fundraising, project development, monitoring and evaluation, public relations and media, corporate social responsibility, gender issues
Organizations worked – Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, media agency “Vizeum”, NGO “Moscow Bureau for Human Rights”, International Organization for Migration
Sergey Brestovitsky, co-founder, Director of Monitoring and Evaluation programs, Capacity Building Expert
Having worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for more than ten years Sergey has proven experience in design and management of large scale projects in migration and security sector involving international and national stakeholders. For the past two years Sergey has been working as an international consultant on migration and border management providing technical assistance to various governments. For all the above he worked with various UN agencies, OSCE and government structures in Russia and neighboring states as a trainer, moderator and curricula developer. Bringing into Development Solutions his broad programmatic experience Sergey is heading the Monitoring and Evaluation department and works as a trainer on Project Development. Sergey is a lecturer at the State University of Management (GUU).
Main areas of expertise – project development, monitoring and evaluation, training, migration policy and migration management, Counter-trafficking, Counter terrorism, ID management
Organizations worked - Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, International Organization for Migration, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Anastasiya Fateeva, project development and fundraising expert
Anastasiya Fateeva, project development and fundraising expert
Main areas of expertise - project management, fundraising, socially responsible business.
Evgeniya Khegay, project development and fundraising expert
Evgeniya Khegay, project development and fundraising expert
Evgeniya graduated from the Russian State University for the Humanities, studied in Finland in the framework of exchange program, obtained master's degree at the University of Lille (France) and the University of Creteil (France) in "Development Economics and International Project Management." Evgeniya has experience in implementation of international projects in Central Asia. Evgeniya joined Development Solutions team in 2015. She participated in the elaboration of project proposals concerning prevention of child abandonment, strengthening of civil society, social and labor adaptation of people with disabilities. Evgeniya speaks English and French.
Main areas of expertise - corporate fundraising, development of project proposals, monitoring and evaluation, reporting.
Organization worked - University of Central Asia (Kyrgyz Republic) and the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (Russia).
Daria Strakhova, Senior Consultant, Conflict Prevention Specialist and Speech Writer
After completing her studies in Austria and the Netherlands, starting from 2006 Daria joined the United Nations where she contributed to peace and tolerance building in the North Caucasus as a program manager of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She continued her work in the International Organization for Migration (IOM) strengthening capacity of labour migration management from the courtiers of Central Asia and providing Federal Migration Service (FMS) and Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) with expert analyses and advice on repatriation, economic migration and readmission. Form the early stages of her career Daria managed a number of projects in the field of healthcare supporting capacity building of patient support groups and alliances helping children with rare disorders, cancer patients and people with HIV. She fluently speaks several languages including English, Georgian and Indonesian.
Main Areas of Expertise – PR, social marketing, crisis/conflict management, migration policy, healthcare, monitoring & evaluation
Organizations worked – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM) , United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Masroor Ahmed, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Emergency & Relief Management Expert
Masroor started his career with UNICEF Pakistan joining WASH project as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist. Working in the field in Jalozai IDP’s the biggest camp of Internal Displaced People in Pakistan hosting almost 0.4 million people and seeing people affected by war Masroor knows how it could be challenging to conduct Monitoring and Evaluation in complex environment. Being driven by results based management he was collecting the data, providing critical reviews and producing analytical reports for the donors during of six years of his career. Working closely with government and private sector partners Masroor was in charge of effective planning and design of monitoring and evaluation systems in Pakistan during flood effectives in emergency in 2010. Masroor contributes to the Development Solutions expertise in planning, monitoring and evaluation representing its activities in South Asia region
Main Areas of expertise: Results Based Monitoring & Evaluation, Accountability & Learning; Emergency & Relief Management; Critical Data Analysis.
Organizations worked: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Development Alternative Incorporation (DAI).
Roman Rybakov, lawyer, expert in international law, developer of legal projects
Roman has been providing the legal support to activities of the intergovernmental organizations for the past four years. He is specializing in the field of labour and administrative relations acting as a legal adviser and developing international public relations. His legal expertise was utilized in various international projects in the field of labour legislation, employment, migration, counteracting trafficking in human beings_ etc. Roman has solid experience in protection of interests of clients in the labour and administrative disputes. He is an author of legal publications and is invited expert for legal trainings and seminars.
Main areas of expertise: administrative and labour law, public international law, contracts with submission to foreign jurisdiction, development, monitoring and evaluation of the legal components of the projects
Organizations worked: International Organization for Migration, International Labour Organization, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Russia
Kirill Boychenko, Business Ethics and Compliance Practitioner; Modern Day Slavery Prevention Expert; Lawyer
Kirill has extensive experience in developing and implementing projects on anti-corruption, compliance, business ethics and corporate culture. Kirill completed PhD studies with Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and is an expert and a scholar in the field of modern day slavery prevention where he worked as a practitioner for over 10 years. Kirill managed multi-million dollar international projects in coordination with Head Quarters and donor agencies during his five-year work with International Organization for Migration. Kirill also worked with American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative as a Director of Anti-corruption and Compliance Program; International Labor Rights Forum in Washington DC, researching forced labor and child labor practices. Currently he advises organizations and businesses on risk management, training, research, internal investigations, resolution of helpline complaints, and organization of the company’s compliance function. In addition, Kirill teaches an online course on Human Trafficking and Smuggling with Human Rights Education Associates.
Main areas of expertise: Risk Management, Business Ethics and Compliance, Anti-corruption, Counter-trafficking, International Law
Organizations worked: International Flavors & Fragrances, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Harvard University, International Labor Rights Forum, International Organization for Migration, Dorsey and Whitney LLP.
Mari Davtyan, attorney, expert in international law and human rights law
Apart from private law practice Mari is taking active part in social projects through provision of the legal conclusions of the drafts of laws and other legislative norms. Being well known expert in the protection of human rights of women Mari collaborates with women organizations in Russia such as “Consortium of women’s NGOs” and “National center on counteraction of violence “Anna” by providing legal assistance to the victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and discrimination.
In 2010 Mari presented to the UN Committee on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women the Alternative report of the “Consortium of women’s NGOs” on the implementation of the CEDAW convention by Russian Federation.
Mari is an invited expert to the Permanent Commission on social rights if the Human Right Council at the President of RF on the development of civil society and human rights. Mari is co-author of the draft of the law “On prevention of the domestic violence” developed by the working group at the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection in Russian Federation. Mari is advising clients of the “Development Solutions” in the development of the policies and programs in the area of gender equality and protection of women’s rights.
Main areas of expertise: international law, human rights law, civil law, criminal law, women rights
Organizations worked: Bar of attorneys “Moscow Legal Center”
Natalia Hofmann, expert in project development, labor migration and labor market
Natalia has been working for the International Labor Migration for 13 years as a coordinator of programs on labor migration, counter trafficking, enhancement and development of legislation and international cooperation in labor migration. She has unique expertise in promotion of international labor standards (in particular, ILO Conventions 97 and 143 for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and experience of extensive cooperation with various CIS structures participating in labor market regulation, employers’ associations and trade unions. Natalia was invited to provide her expertise for CIS working group on prevention irregular migration and for FMS of Russia public council and provided consultancy for World Bank, UN Women, New Eurasia Foundation.
Main areas of expertise: Project development, project evaluation with particular interest to the social projects financed by EU, research activity, labor migration, gender equality, development of civil society
Organizations worked: Ministry of Labor and social protection of republic of Belarus, International Labor Organization, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia