Chief of Party of Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms (UNITER) project at Pact, Ukraine
Roland Kovats is the Chief of Party of the USAID-funded Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhance Reforms (UNITER) project at Pact. He has over fifteen years experience in bolstering democratic transition, particularly civil society capacity building, good governance and anti-corruption, human rights and the rule of law, democratic institution building and legislative and electoral reform in the former Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe. Formerly, he was the Director of Freedom House Europe overseeing the organization’s Europe-based advocacy and programmatic efforts. In his previous capacities, Roland worked on a number of election-oriented civil society programming in various countries of CEE. Concentrating his interests on political economy, civil society and their role in democratic transition, Roland holds a BA in Public Administration, a Law degree from the Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest and an MA in Political Science from the Central European University.