Dr. Mariia Levchenko

Ukraine

Dr. Mariia Levchenko is the European Director of Outreach and Training at the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and the Executive Director and Founder of the Ukrainian NGO “Youth for Global Progress.” Additionally, she works as a Dialogue Facilitation Officer at OSCE. Mariia is a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute at George Mason University and was a Chevening Scholarship awardee in 2019-2020. In her work, she educates young people, refugees, and women on themes of “Civic Dialogue and Peacebuilding” and “Fighting Propaganda, Disinformation, and Extremism.” She implements social and emotional learning in education. Her specific expertise revolves around dialogue programs, facilitation, raising awareness, conflict resolution, and trauma healing. Mariia’s vision for a world without violence and war are significantly impacted by the present situation in her home country of Ukraine, and she believes that dialogue facilitation is essential for peace and reconciliation.