Silvia Petrova

Geospatial Analyst
USAID E3/Land

Silvia Petrova serves as E3/Land’s Geospatial Analyst and provides geospatial analytics and technology solutions assistance to missions, across land and urban portfolio and cross-sectoral programs. She focuses on generating new evidence through the use of innovative geospatial and technology approaches to support land and resource governance, sustainable urban services, and cross-sectoral programming for climate change, biodiversity and food security initiatives.

Educational Background

Ms. Petrova holds a master’s degree in Geospatial Information Science for Development and Environment from Clark University, Worcester, MA and both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Regional Experience

Ms. Petrova has worked in Burkina Faso, Niger, Ghana, Guatemala, Peru, Zambia and Vietnam supporting USAID programming and previously worked in Guyana, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining the USAID, Ms. Petrova worked at Winrock International where she applied remotely sensed and geospatial technology to international development projects focusing primarily on agriculture, forestry and climate change sector. She brings experience in analyzing land cover and land use dynamics, climate mitigation and adaptation, forest carbon measurements and assessment, training and capacity building, and project implementation.

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