Mariya Lobacheva is program director at Public Association Echo. Her work includes managing a research and advocacy strategy to promote transparency and citizen participation. Mariya has been working on the implementation of the EITI in Kazakhstan for 15 years. She is also a moderator of the Dialogue Platform on the EITI. The Dialogue Platform brings together NGO coalitions advocating for transparency and accountability in the extractive industry in Kazakhstan.
She represented the civil society in the EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group in Kazakhstan for three terms. Mariya has carried out several analytical works related to the extractive sector’s influence on the local population, as well as civic participation in income management at the subnational level.