Mariam works as Project Associate at MCII and in her new role, she will be contributing to ongoing work in the CRAIC and PICAP projects, which seek to address climate change, adaptation, and vulnerability by promoting index-based insurance as a risk management instrument in the Caribbean and Pacific region.

Before joining MCII, Mariam worked for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) where she was responsible for the financial monitoring and reporting component of the BIRD (Bildungsraum Digital) project, which seeks to develop an IT-Infrastructure for the first-ever national digital education platform in Germany.

Previously, Mariam has gained an in-depth understanding of disaster risk financing and insurance products while working as an Underwriting Assistant at Liberty Mutual Reinsurance. Building on her hands-on experience, she is enthusiastic to leverage her technical knowledge of insurance products and processes to develop instruments to reduce the adverse effects of climate change for the most vulnerable communities.

She is also a Co-Founder and an Executive Board Member of the non-profit organization “Cooperation for Peace and Progress” in Georgia. In her capacity as a project manager between 2014 and 2018, she had an opportunity to implement numerous initiatives to raise awareness of socio-political issues among the youth, including climate change, in the south Caucasus region.

Mariam has obtained her Master´s degree in Political Science from the University of Cologne and Bachelor´s degree from Tbilisi State University, where she specialized in Political Science and International Relations.