Iva Boneva

Founder & CEO, The Centre for Inclusive Education

Iva Boneva is the founder and CEO of the Centre for Inclusive Education, a Bulgarian NGO, working to support all children getting quality education. She is also a teaching fellow at Sofia University, Department of Education. Overall, Mrs Boneva is a development specialist working in the field of inclusive education. She worked for UNDP, Catholic Relief Services and as an independent consultant. She has significant experience in conducting researches, analyses and trainings on organisational management and social development, mainly concerning leadership and building effective teams, inclusive education and special educational needs. 

Ms Boneva was formerly Director of Save the Children UK in Bulgaria and has an MA in Social Policy and Social Development from the Institute for Development Policy and Management at University of Manchester in UK, MA in Librarian and Informational Sciences from Sofia University and is finishing her PhD Dissertation in Education.

Iva is a Board member and one of the founders of the Bulgarian Platform for International Development, a Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES) Board member, former Board member of the Bulgarian National Network for Children, Chevening Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholar, German Memorial Marshall Fund Fellow and is awarded the Honorary sign of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for outstanding contribution and merit in protecting children's rights. 

Iva Boneva's mentee is Nicoleta Paladi.