Senior Adviser Organisational Development & Capacity Building


Adriana Craciun joined Oak Foundation in 2013 as Senior Adviser. Her role is to shape the capacity building strategies which are consistent with Oak`s culture and programmes, to support the programme staff in assessing the grantees readiness for capacity building, including conducting capacity assessments of potential or existing grantees and to design appropriate interventions.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Adriana monitored projects for LIFE programme, the European Union's environment fund, and was National Coordinator for GEF UNDP Small Grants Programme in Romania. She has gained extensive experience in capacity building, organisational development and grant-making in Budapest working as Senior Project Manager responsible for capacity building projects at the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, she led a team to develop a methodology for organisational assessment of civil society organisations and its associated toolkit and support programme.


Adriana has a Master’s in Training from University of Leicester, United Kingdom and a degree in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Bucharest, Romania where she specialised in bridge design and construction. Adriana is Romanian and has lived in Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels and Geneva.





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Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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