Sara Piazzano (Ms.)
Position: Chief of Party (CoP).
Commitment: “Do something useful and sustainable. Understand the context and address real needs”
Profile: Ms. Piazzano is a development executive with ten years of experience implementing anti-human trafficking and gender‐related projects in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Bangladesh. During 2010‐2012, she served as Chief of Party for Winrock International’s Actions for Combating Trafficking‐in‐Persons initiative in Bangladesh. In this role, Ms. Piazzano provided essential support to develop and obtain approval for the first comprehensive anti‐trafficking law in the country and the National Plan of Action to combat human trafficking. She now has been leading the anti‐trafficking program in Cambodia since 2012. The project in Cambodia has succeeded so far in supporting the government to strengthen the national mechanism to combat TIP, to prepare a national standard to identify victims of trafficking and to develop the National Plan of Action to combat TIP. Ms. Piazzano holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Languages and Culture of the Indian Subcontinent. She speaks Hindi, Bengali and she is learning Khmer.