Staff

KARAT’s staff works in the Warsaw based Secretariat, which coordinates implementation of KARAT’s strategy and programmes. The staff includes paid workers as well as volunteers. The number of staff members differs depending on a number of projects being implemented by KARAT Coalition. Below there is the list of the current members of staff together with their short biographical notes, including their area of responsibility in the Secretariat and contact details. Please feel free to contact them.

Kinga Lohmann, Executive Director, kinga.lohmann@karat.org.pl

Kinga initiated and co-founded KARAT Coalition, and has been working for KARAT since 1997. As an Executive Director Kinga is responsible for KARAT’s external relations at European and international levels, and for initiating new programmes and partnerships. She is also responsible for overall strategy and management of KARAT Coalition and KARAT Secretariat. Historian by training she had lived in West Africa for 14 years. As an activist involved in the women’s movement since 1995 she elaborated and co-edited several reports and numerous articles and papers presented at international conferences. She has been a member of a number of international and Polish advisory bodies on gender equality.

 

Aleksandra Solik, Programme Manager, aleksandra.solik@karat.org.pl

Aleksandra officially joined KARAT Secretariat staff in 2006 but actually is a co-founder of KARAT Coalition and was its Board Member from 2005 to 2007. Aleksandra manages KARAT’s Women’s Rights programme and is also involved in strategic decisions of KARAT Secretariat, and a development of new projects. Mechanical engineer by profession, she has been active in women’s rights movement since the early 1990s. Her expertise includes international women’s rights mechanisms, reproductive rights and gender mainstreaming.

 

Agnieszka Walko-Mazurek, Networking Officer & Project Coordinator , agnieszka.mazurek@karat.org.pl

Agnieszka coordinates the project „Cross-cutting discrimination. Gender and vocational education”. She is also responsible for keeping  KARAT’s network active, collecting information  for KARAT’s monthly newsletter and updating the Coalition’s website. She is a contact person for KARAT’s members and looks after the issues concerning their  participation in KARAT’s projects and events. She has been working for KARAT since 2011 and before that for the Polish Federation for Family Planning . She has a long-standing experience as an interpreter and translator of Japanese language.