ACEF Speaker

Nina Kolybashkina

Senior Social Development Specialist,
Climate Investment Funds

Nina Kolybashkina is Senior Social Development Specialist at the Climate Investment Funds, working on mainstreaming gender and spearheading broader social inclusion agenda through policy and technical assistance, analytical work and capacity-building. Nina has over 20 years of experience in development, with focus on social inclusion and gender, labor, rural development, water management and resilience. Nina joined the World Bank in 2015, leading policy dialogue in Uzbekistan on eradication of child and forced labor in the cotton sector, in partnership with the ILO, as well as developing gender and citizen engagement activities in agriculture, water and energy sectors. Most recently, Nina led multi-GP analytical work covering disability, gender, labor migration and Indigenous People in Russia, as well as supported development of coordination platform for donors and national stakeholders working on conflict recovery in Eastern Ukraine. Prior to joining the Bank Nina worked for UNICEF Somalia on local governance services for women and children and UNDP Regional Center for Arab States, on governance and empowerment of youth and women in Egypt, Djibouti, Yemen, Jordan and Palestine. Nina started her career with UNDP Ukraine, developing and coordinating a portfolio of community-based projects. She also worked with the UN in Turkmenistan and Kosovo, as an M&E consultant in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, and as lecturer on social policy at Brunel University in the UK. Nina holds a PhD and MSc in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford, and a Specialist Degree in Economics and Finance from Tavrida National University in Ukraine.


  • Session 1.3: Financing Inclusive Energy Transition