Ms. Firuza Rahimova is an External Relations National Program Officer at the Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan. Being part of the management team, she is responsible for all external relations with the Government of Tajikistan. She also supervises communications and small grants components. In 2012, she graduated from the International Program for Development Evaluation Training at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. In addition, she provided guidance to a local NGO and the World Bank Governance team in monitoring the state agency responsible for implementation of the World Bank Project on Land Reform. Previously Ms. Rahimova served as an Executive Director at the American Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan. In 2005-2006, she was a General Director of Tajik-American Joint Venture, Inter Fur, and in 2005, she won the prestigious award, “The Best Entrepreneur of Dushanbe City.” Ms. Rahimova holds an LLM from the Tajik National University (2010) and an MA in Linguistics and Intercultural Communications from Dushanbe Slavic University (2001).