Veronica Cretu

Veronica Cretu

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Biography

Mrs. Veronica Cretu has about 14 years of work experience in Moldova, both in private and in the not-for-profit sector. Mrs. Cretu is the Founder and the President of the CMB‶ Training Center since 2002, a NGO based in Chisinau, Moldova.
She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomacy and IT, with Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies of Malta. Mrs. Cretu acted as a Team Leader for the last 9 years and implemented/coordinated projects in Education, Employment, Internet Governance, Labour Rights, Museum Marketing, and other areas.
She has also acted as a Team-Leader at the international level: Mrs. Cretu acted as online tutor and research supervisor within the Internet Governance Capacity Building Program, with DiploFoundation, Malta during May 2005 - May 2007. Veronica also coordinated a Program on Internet Governance during 2007-2008 called Youth Leaders for Community Development through Internet Governance supported by the Global Knowledge Partnership and implemented in Moldova  www.cmb.md/igf
Additionally, Mrs. Cretu acted as At Large Advisory Committee Member for South-Eastern Europe within the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbering (ICANN) from USA during May 2007-May 2008. Mrs. Cretu was in charge of the Organizational Development of the At-large Advisory Committee. In 2007 Mrs. Cretu acted as ISOC Ambassador for the Internet Governance Forum in Rio, Brazil.
During the last 2 years, Veronica collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO/GTZ) from Moldova, HIV/AIDS policies at the work place Program. Within this Program, Veronica conducted/organized about 20 training programs and events on HIV/AIDS for business sector, mass-media, NGOs, medical workers, adults and children. Additionally, Mrs. Cretu collaborated with AFEW Foundation East-West on conducting training programs for the League of people living with HIV/AIDS in Moldova.
Mrs. Cretu's other areas of expertise include Training of Trainers (TOTs), Adult Education, Alternative Development Opportunities for Children and Youth, Vote Mock Elections/Vote Simulation Exercises Methodology, On-Line Education/Training, Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Organizational Development, Project Management and Fundraising, Internet Governance, ICT 4 Development.
Mrs. Cretu is currently involved as an international expert/consultant with the Critical Thinking Program of the Open Society Institute, New York, USA. In this capacity, she is supervising program implementation in Liberia (West Africa), conducted training programs in Turkey and is currently preparing for the implementation of the Critical Thinking Program in Nepal, starting with July 15, 2009. Veronica worked with International Organizations, Ministry of Education, National NGOs of these countries. Mrs. Cretu is a member of several committees/boards nationally and internationally.

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