Ana Maria Lebada
Writer Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Ana Maria Lebada is currently following the UN General Assembly and the UN negotiations on sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda for IISD, Ana Maria is a sociocultural anthropologist working in international development, focusing on sustainable development financing. As Adviser for the Permanent Mission of Romania to the UN, Ana Maria works on UN’s Economic and Financial Committee, covering the issues related to UN’s Post 2015 Development Agenda, in particular the financing for development (FfD), technology transfer and the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) areas. As Thematic Area Expert for the International Institute for Sustainable Development, she looks at the broader issues related to UN’s Post 2015 Development Agenda.
Ana Maria has a multi-layered understanding of the complex interlinkages between sustainable development, international policy, national sovereignty, institutional frameworks and civic engagement, subjects that she studied during her Masters at Columbia University. While at Columbia, she worked for the Vale Columbia Center for Sustainable International Investment and Columbia Business School; was the Communications Director of the Columbia University Coalition for Sustainable Development; and the Associate Director of Marketing for the Columbia University Earth Summit. She has a Bachelors degree in Communications from The National School of Political and Administrative Studies (Romania) and Katholieke Hogeschool Zuid-West-Vlaanderen (Belgium).