Ms. Varya Meruzhanyan a Program Policy Officer in Strategic Partnerships at the World Food Programme HQ in Rome. Previously she worked at the United Nations in Armenia where she is responsible for organizational, advisory and management coordination support to the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team. Prior to joining the UN in 2013, Ms. Meruzhanyan worked for different international organizations including UNICEF, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, USAID and OSCE, in such areas as confidence-building, democratic governance, election observation, civic education, communications and outreach. In the early stages of her career, she served as Vice President of the local Youth for Achievements NGO. Ms. Meruzhanyan an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (2018) and an MS in NGOs and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (2008). She also has received a Diploma in English Language and Literature from Yerevan State Linguistic University (2005) and continued after through a six-month course on Public Relations at the American University of Armenia (2006).