Maria is the co-coordinator of the Cyprus Dialogue Forum and has worked as part of the Secretariat of the Forum since 2014. In this role, Maria is responsible for coordination and facilitation of political and non-political stakeholder dialogues as well as coordination and management of research and shared knowledge resources for the dialogues. She co-facilitates dialogues and coordinates research on political issues, human rights, economy and labour issues as well as education and culture. In her previous role, she has worked for UNDPACT in Cyprus as the Dialogue Practice Leader. She is a passionate believer in the power of people to bring about change through dialogue and has devoted herself to supporting the local political and nonpolitical stakeholders in their efforts for change in Cyprus. Maria has a knowledge management background and has received her PhD in this area from the University of Derby.