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Laura Cienkowski/ Programme Officer
Laura Cienkowski is a Programme Officer at the Global Partnerships Forum. She is a highly driven and accomplished professional with experience in international development issues, including a thorough understanding of the United Nations. Laura is very well versed with managing complex diplomatic events, having led the planning and execution of the High-Level Symposium on Coastal Resilience which was held in the margins of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This included the participation of the First Lady of Japan, leaders from international organizations, business and civil society to focus on challenges faced by communities impacted by natural disasters.
In addition, she assisted in hosting the 2014 Women Leaders Forum, which brought together First Ladies, leaders from international organizations, businesses and civil society, to focus on enhancing opportunities for women in society. In addition, Laura has very good knowledge of the inner workings of the United Nations, including its 193 Member States. Laura also worked on the Launch of the Global STEM Alliance, and managed the Gala Dinner, which was co-hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Global Sustainable Development Foundation and the GPF. She also assisted in the Healthy Oceans and Seas Forum, which was co-hosted by the governments of Italy, Monaco, and Palau.
Laura Cienkowski is an accomplished administrative professional, having worked in a range of roles with tremendous responsibility. Aside from her experience in the private sector, Laura also brought with her a knowledge of the non-profit realm that she received while working with a prominent Women’s Leadership Organization. She has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and co-manages the GPF social media presence.