International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Mish Hamid, IW:LEARN Project Manager

The PM leads and manages the day-to-day implementation of the work plan and budget of GEF IW:LEARN3 based on the UNDP Project Document. The PM leads a multi-disciplinary PCU, including staff and consultants from various partner organizations.

Contact:, +421.2.59337.168+421.2.59337.168 

The PM has technical as well as project management duties. The PM is responsible for the implementation of all activities of the project, as well as the supervision of the PCU.

Brief Bio: 
On and off since 2000, he has performed many roles and fulfilled many responsibilities for GEF IW:LEARN, ranging from project management & development, to partnership building, training services, and the development of information management solutions for GEF IW projects. He has assisted or led the management of more than 3 phases of the project, helping to manage its million dollar budgets and the partner/consultant agreements with multilateral agencies, governments, NGO's to the private sector. Mish supported more than a dozen targeted trainings, organized nearly twenty project-project learning exchanges, co-managed three large international waters conferences, edited more than a dozen project newsletters and other communications tools, co-developed the project's content management platform,, Mish has also worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Serbia/Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine and Albania on election supervision and post-conflict peace implementation. He holds a master's degree in conflict management and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor's degree from the George Washington University. Aside from English, Mish speaks conversational Dutch & German and very primitive Serbian/Croatian.