Contact Europe & Central Asia consultants

Address, email and phone number

Nadacia Habitat for Humanity International
Attn: Center for Innovation in Shelter and Finance
Zochova 6-8
81103 Bratislava, Slovakia
 

Phone: +421-2-3366-9000

Additional contact info

 

Elena Milanovska
Housing Finance and Market Development Manager
Bratislava, Slovakia
 
 
 
 
 
Technical expertise:
  • Housing microfinance product development
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Housing asset portfolio management
 
Experience:
Ms. Milanovska has played a pivotal role in expanding Habitat’s Central Asia portfolio of housing finance projects, providing effective consultation on strategic and operational management. She is responsible for developing and managing housing finance projects by developing lasting partnerships with microfinance institutions through capital investment and specialized institutional technical assistance, and leveraging partner contributions. As a master trainer, Elena has developed the capacity of Habitat for Humanity and partner organizations across the region, having worked widely with investment and financial organizations, consultancies and independent Habitat for Humanity national organizations, managing and implementing comprehensive training modules on monitoring and evaluation, financial education, loan officer training and partnership development initiatives. Elena has a master’s degree in business administration from Liverpool Hope University, UK. She speaks fluent English, Macedonian (native), Serbo-Croatian, Bulgarian and basic Russian.
 
 
 
 
Dzenita Kicic 
Housing Finance and Market Development Officer 
Bratislava, Slovakia
 
 
 
 
 
Technical expertise:
  • Planning and operations management
  • Housing microfinance product development
  • Designing and developing management information systems
 
Experience:
Ms. Kicic main responsibilities include coordination and support of housing microfinance projects and partnerships with microcredit institutions in the region; institutional technical assistance assessments and housing microfinance readiness assessments of potential partners as well as creation, coordination and providing training, orientation, development of materials and tools on housing microfinance matters. She was involved in finance sector the last 15 years. Her experience is related to consulting and operations management in the microfinance sector. She graduated from the faculty of electrical and mechanical engineering, Tuzla University, Bosnia and Herzegovina and is in the process of finishing an MBA in finance at the University of Sarajevo B&H and Turin University, Italy. She speaks Bosnia-Serbo-Croatian (native), English and basic Russian.
 
 
The Microfinance Centre
Regional microfinance resource center and network
Warsaw, Poland
 
 
 
 
 
Technical expertise:
  • MFI Capability Building 
  • Social Performance Management
  • Financial Education
The Microfinance Centre is a regional microfinance resource centre that frequently works with Habitat for Humanity International in the Europe and Central Asia region to provide technical assistance to microfinance institutions. The staff of the MFC consists of 20 professionals based in Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Armenia. Since 1998 MFC has delivered more than 300 capacity building projects and programs in the area of financial inclusion and asset-building.
 
 
Habitat for Humanity Armenia
Independent HFH national office
 
 
 
 
 
Technical expertise:
  • Housing microfinance institutional technical assistance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Construction technical assistance
Experience:
Habitat for Humanity Armenia is an independent Habitat for Humanity office established in 2000 and serves as a housing microfinance consulting unit in the region. The organization plays a key role in microfinance institution partnerships by assisting MFI’s in establishing housing loan products, capacity building around construction, financial education, energy efficiency, monitoring and evaluation, and providing construction quality control and technical tips to partner families nationwide for safer and more durable shelter. 
 
 
Habitat for Humanity Tajikistan
Independent HFH national office
 
 
 
 
 
Technical expertise:
  • Housing microfinance institutional technical assistance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Construction technical assistance
Experience:
Habitat for Humanity Tajikistan is an independent Habitat for Humanity office and serves as a housing microfinance consulting unit in the region. HFH Tajikistan is the biggest housing development organization in the country. The organization advises microfinance institutions and banks on housing microfinance and focuses on affordable construction services and community development. The office provides a variety of housing support services, offers capacity building in housing microfinance and works as a facilitator to link institutions with additional housing investments to promote housing microfinance as an advantageous product in the microfinance sector.