About

Where good organizations become better

TADAMON is a community and a platform for CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) in 57 OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Member Countries.


Robert Pasicko

Robert is a co-founder of UNDP Alternative Finance Lab and the Tadamon Crowdfunding Academy. He has experience in supporting innovation in alternative finance mechanisms and in low carbon development in over 40 countries globally. Through coordinating the Tadamon project, he is committed to empowering civil society organizations in over 57 countries.


Marina Petrovic

Marina develops and explores innovative finance and technology products and services. Over 45 UNDP office, national partners, and governments based around the world have benefited from her work with the Alternative Finance Lab, including providing hands-on technical assistance, advisory support, and market intelligence. As a co-founder of the Alternative Finance Lab she has been providing hands-on technical expertise, advisory support and market intelligence to over 45 UNDP offices, national partners and governments around the world. The AltFinLab is exploring how to revolutionize development finance, through innovation, digitalization and technology.


Svetla Baeva

Svetla Baeva is the communications lead with the Innovation team at UNDP Europe and Central Asia. With an academic background in political science and communications from Vrije Universiteit, she has 10+ years of experience in the field of communications and campaigning on social issues, with a number of successful initiatives in the region.


Rawad Rizk

Rawad Rizk is a project manager at UNDP with over 15 years of experience in the fields of project management, communication, innovation and resource mobilization. He has successfully managed and implemented a considerable number of crowdfunding campaigns and innovative projects.


Ben Thompson Coon

Ben is a mapping and outreach expert for the NGO Empowerment Program. Within the Tadamon team he is responsible for mapping CSOs as well as serving as a mentor for Tadamon Crowdfunding Academies. Prior to joining the team he worked with innovation and communications with UNDP Arab States and has extensive experience working with NGOs both in his home country of Finland and East Africa. Ben holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Helsinki.


Amal Tobich

Amal Tobich is an E-learning and Outreach Analyst for the NGO Empowerment Program. She is engaged in outreaching, mentoring, and wide ranges of researching. She is a Master’s candidate in Public Administration at the American University in Cairo, specializing in Public Reforms and Innovation. Amal has an experience in working with youth led organizations, disadvantaged communities, and active civil society groups in the development sector.


Hajdana Rukavina

Hajdana as a crowdfunding expert and one of the co-founder of the Crowdfunding Academy has experience in educating more than 250 teams in preparing crowdfunding campaign and mentoring more than 30 successful crowdfunding campaigns worldwide.


Burcu Mavis

Burcu is a Communication and Technical Assistant. She is working closely with Tadamon Accelerator, an initiative to accelerate innovative projects for CSOs. She is engaged in activities that range from research, crowdfunding academy, communication to diaspora involvement. Prior, she worked as Project Assistant at Danish Cultural Institute. She holds a master's degree in Global Studies.


Ekin Celikyay

Ekin is Crowdfunding and Alternative Finance expert. She has over 12 years of experience in working with international organizations and worked in the area of human rights, refugee protection and community engagement, programme oversight and project management, and crowdfunding. She worked for the development of number of successful campaigns and initiatives globally. She has an academic background in business administration, with a Master’s degree on Human Rights Law. She also studied European Legal Studies at Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium.


Cynthia Khoury

Cynthia is a Crowdfunding Academy E-learning Consultant for the NGO Empowerment Program. She is engaged in communications activities as well as in crowdfunding academy, specially for French-speaking countries.Prior to joining the team, she worked for 10 years in the communications field, building marketing and advertising strategies, creating and implementing campaigns.